Connecting four states across 800 miles, Grain Belt Express is a transmission line carrying more affordable, reliable power to the Midwest, and delivering primarily renewable clean electricity for our homes and businesses.
In energy cost savings delivered to Midwestern families and businesses.
22,300 DIRECT JOBS
Created during construction of the line and enabled generation.
Homes powered with low-cost, domestic, primarily renewable clean electricity.
In new energy infrastructure investment enabled.
Connecting communities with middle-mile fiber.
Affordable. Reliable. Secure.
Our aging energy infrastructure in the Midwest is struggling to keep pace with changing demand. Now, Grain Belt Express is bringing a vital new solution to millions of Americans across the heartland: delivering power for homes and businesses, and economic opportunity to communities throughout the Midwest.
Domestically produced, clean electricity that’s more reliable and affordable. This is Grain Belt Express. Energy you can count on.
Power to Prosper
Grain Belt Express is a solution to one of the top challenges worrying community, business, and economic development leaders across the Midwest: increasing energy bills. Midwest-based Invenergy Transmission is investing billions to help our region recapture the traditional energy cost advantage that powers our prosperity.
Beyond delivering billions of dollars in energy cost savings, Grain Belt Express will generate billions more in economic activity regionally, create thousands of jobs and provide millions of dollars in new, local tax revenue for communities along the route.
All while improving reliability and enhancing energy security.
Resources For Landowners
Across our projects, Invenergy has relationships with over 12,000 landowners, more than 80 percent of whom are farmers and ranchers. We know how to build, the right way, and that means treating landowners with respect and fairness.
Respect For The Environment
Healthier air and cleaner water are the result of cleaner energy. Grain Belt Express will enable millions of tons in avoided carbon emissions and billions of dollars in avoided public health costs over 40 years. Additionally, in every aspect of project design, construction, and operations, Grain Belt Express is committed to environmental responsibility. The U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office has initiated the federal environmental review process for the proposed Grain Belt Express Phase 1. Phase 1 includes the proposed portions of the line between the Kansas and Missouri interconnection points. Visit the federal environmental review website to learn more and provide input.
Good News for Families
As energy demands have increased, so have fuel and energy prices. Grain Belt Express means more access to affordable, reliable, homegrown energy for Midwestern families and their communities.
Delivering More For Your Community
Grain Belt Express will deliver more power to more communities across the Midwest — 5,000 megawatts in total. That’s the equivalent of about four new nuclear power plants in transmission capacity to better meet regional energy needs — with most of the energy is going to Missouri, Illinois, and the Midwest. Meanwhile, Kansas will see significant economic investment from both the transmission line and the new generation sources the line will enable.
Grain Belt Express will now connect four vital U.S. power grids.
The electricity available to the local utility or co-op serving your home or business is managed regionally in power pools — or grids — that cover large areas. Those pools are shown in the map above.
Grain Belt Express will connect these markets, improving affordability and reliability for consumers across these regions.