Court halts Grainbelt Express Transmission Line project in Illinois


An explanation and correction about our story last week regarding an Illinois court ruling that halted construction of the Grainbelt Express Transmission Line in Illinois.

The5th Appellate Court of Illinois issued a recent ruling that said the Grain Belt Express Transmission Line cannot move forward in Illinois.

Phase 1 construction of the project that carries electricity produced by wind power in southwest Kansas across Missouri and to Illinois, is to start at the end of 2024. A company official explained to OK Energy Today that more than 90% of land acquisition for Phase 1 has been completed through voluntary agreements.

Dia Kuykendall, Director of Public Affairs Transmission at Invenergy said it shows the company’s commitment to industry-leading landowner protections.

Farm groups in Illinois challenged the project, a challenge that resulted in the court ruling.

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