Creating a new energy infrastructure link between these grids will increase electric system reliability for each region and the states and consumers that are part of those markets. Here’s how:
We’re not just building to deliver more affordable, reliable energy for Midwestern communities, we’re building with communities: creating jobs, collaborating with landowners, and supporting local institutions and nonprofit organizations along the route.
In energy cost savings delivered to route state consumers over 15 years.
22,300 DIRECT JOBS
Created during construction of the line and enabled generation.
In new energy infrastructure investment enabled.
Affordable Energy Across the Heartland
Grain Belt Express will deliver billions in savings to energy consumers across the Heartland by connecting our region to some of the most affordable, reliable untapped power in the country – domestic, primarily renewable energy located in Southwest Kansas.
How it works
Grain Belt Express will deliver renewable energy generated in Kansas to neighboring “power pools” that serve consumers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and elsewhere across the Midwest. By delivering more affordable power into each “pool”, all consumers connected to that grid benefit, regardless of whether your local utility purchases power from Grain Belt Express. And making greater power transmission between each “pool” possible, Grain Belt Express will improve reliability across the country when extreme weather or other events threaten the grid.
Landowner Relationships are a Top Priority
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.