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Invenergy Transmission is the owner of Grain Belt Express and an affiliate of Invenergy, a U.S. company with 20 years of experience solving energy challenges for our customers and communities. 

  • $278 MILLION

    Total annual economic investment in home communities where we operate.

  • 9 PERCENT

    Of our workforce are U.S. military veterans.

  • 190 PROJECTS

    Successfully completed by Invenergy.

  • 12,000 LANDOWNER

    Relationships across the US.

  • 63.8 HOURS

    Of safety training per services employee in 2020.

  • 4,100 MILES

    Of transmission and collector line infrastructure successfully developed.

Powering Prosperity Where We Build

Invenergy projects provide opportunities for economic sustainability by supporting workers and landowners, as well as state and local governments. We create jobs, pay taxes that go back into the communities we call home, and provide easement payments to farmers and ranchers. Our transmission landowner compensation packages are considered industry leading. 

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Grain Belt Express in the Community

When we build projects, we build them for long-term success. We view community partnerships as integral to this success. In addition to powering our economy and hiring for local construction and operations jobs in our host communities, Invenergy Transmission also supports the communities where we operate through civic partnership.

  • Philanthropic Partnerships

    Grain Belt Express and Invenergy Transmission support local organizations that advance agricultural leaders, local education, veteran and military services, emergency medical services, and environmental stewardship. 

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  • Community Investment

    Grain Belt Express will provide over $100 million in payments to project landowners and pay millions in new local taxes or related revenue to communities along the route over the life of the project. 

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  • Grant Program

    As part of our commitment to local communities, Grain Belt Express supports nonprofit organizations located along the route through our Community Grant Program. These one-time grants of up to $500 are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to a select number of organizations.Applications must be completed online via the link below. There is no deadline for submitting the application at this time. All monies received must go toward the organization and purpose for which they are specifically requested.

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Meet the Community Grant Recipients in Your State

Our Contractors, Working for You

Contract Land Staff (CLS) represents Grain Belt Express in conducting landowner outreach and easement negotiations for the project, a successful partnership of over two years. CLS land representatives are the primary contact for Grain Belt Express landowners and work to build trusting relationships. Their aim is to reach voluntary, fair and equitable settlements with every landowner. 

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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, Illinois Manufactures Association
[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
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

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