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Connecting four states across 800 miles, Grain Belt Express is a transmission line carrying more affordable, reliable power to the Midwest, and delivering renewable clean electricity for our homes and businesses.

  • $11.3 BILLION

    In energy cost savings delivered to route state consumers over 15 years.  

  • 22,300 DIRECT JOBS

    Created during construction of the line and new generation that will interconnect it. 

  • $20 BILLION

    In new energy infrastructure investment enabled.

  • 3.2 MILLION

    Homes powered with low-cost, domestic, primarily renewable clean electricity.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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. 

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  • 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. 

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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 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.
Here’s how:

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. 

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[Grain Belt Express] will also be capable of moving electricity both directions, which could have helped mitigate the electricity crisis that hit the United States earlier this year. ‘Lines like Grain Belt Express could have been the savior’
Kansas City Star,  April 12, 2021
Grain Belt Express’s additional commitment to deliver more power to Missouri could not have come at a better time for businesses in our region who are facing increased risk for outages and higher energy bills due to more demand and less energy production.
Ray McCarty, Associated Industries of Missouri
You can’t have a strong business climate if manufacturers are worried about the reliability and cost of their power supply. There’s no question, manufacturers and the communities they support across our region will see significant benefits thanks to this essential investment.
Mark Denzler, President & CEO, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association
Our area has been in need of transmission upgrades for some time. The Tiger Connector plan will be good for everyone in our area
Mark Petty, Kirkwood Electric Director
Modernizing our state’s infrastructure and ensuring affordability and diversity of energy supply are absolutely critical to improving Illinois’ business environment and strengthening our competitiveness. In contributing to both, the Grain Belt Express is a home run for Illinois.
Todd Maisch, President and CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
The savings from this project would be very important for our community. Growth has been tough…we’re losing jobs. Cheap renewable energy is key to not only maintaining the businesses we have but to give us some type of hope for growth.
Jeff Bergstrom, General Manager, Marshall Municipal Utilities 
This transmission line is one of the largest economic development projects in the entire state and will help power our towns, while saving every family and business in our communities a total of more than $12.8 million annually on our electric bills.
Missouri Public Utilities Alliance
In Chariton County alone, the Grain Belt Express project will add $1.3 million in sales and property taxes during construction and $8.7 million in property taxes… It will benefit citizens and promote a brighter future for our students and the students of all the school districts that stand to benefit in counties along the route.
Joshua Shoemaker, Keytesville, MO Superintendent
The reduced costs this will provide us is vital in our ongoing efforts to provide reliable utilities.
Nici Wilson, Odessa City Administrator
During and after construction, Grain Belt Express will be one of the largest property taxpayers in Carroll County. As with many counties of our size, we face budget issues, so having this added economic driver will make a difference for our community.
Jeffrey Martin, Executive Director, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
MPUA and our utility members have constantly let the public, agencies and lawmakers know that the transmission project [Grain Belt Express] represents millions of dollars to be saved every year for 39 member communities in Missouri. Those savings will mean lower cost energy for more than 350,000 Missourians, for more than 20 years.
John Twitty, President and CEO, MPUA

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