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Regulatory Information

Grain Belt Express is a regulated public utility in Kansas, Missouri, and Indiana and is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Federal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized Grain Belt Express to sell transmission capacity to potential customers of the project, including utilities and other load-serving entities or clean energy generators, and to negotiate agreements for 100% of the project’s capacity. Generator interconnection to Grain Belt Express will be subject to the requirements of the project’s FERC-approved open access transmission tariff.

Kansas

Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity – The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) issued Grain Belt Express a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to operate as a transmission-only utility on December 7, 2011. In September 2019, the KCC approved deadlines to ensure the project moves forward.

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Line Siting Permit - The KCC issued a Line Siting Permit approving the Kansas portion of the Grain Belt Express route on November 7, 2013.

View the 2013 Line Siting Order

The KCC approved Invenergy's acquisition of Grain Belt Express on June 18, 2019.

Missouri

Certificate of Convenience and Necessity – The Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued Grain Belt Express a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) to operate as a public utility, and approved the Grain Belt Express route in Missouri, on March 20, 2019.

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The MPSC approved Invenergy’s acquisition of Grain Belt Express on June 5, 2019.

Illinois

Grain Belt Express is currently evaluating its options for regulatory approval in Illinois.

Indiana

Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity – The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) issued Grain Belt Express a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to operate as a public utility on May 23, 2013.

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In the News

Invenergy Transmission News

August 2020
Grain Belt Express to Increase Local Access to Low-Cost, Homegrown Clean Energy, Adding Up to $7B in Energy Savings for Kansas and Missouri Consumers
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June 2021
Grain Belt Express Moving Forward With Land Purchases
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June 2021
Grain Belt Express power line looks to push forward
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May 2021
Opinion: Grain Belt Express’s tax benefits to local schools are undeniable
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April 2021
Grain Belt transmission line forges ahead amid landowner, lawmaker pushback
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April 2021
Grain Belt Express promises stronger electric grid — if Missouri lawmakers don’t kill it
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April 2021
Opinion: Energy transmission projects like Grain Belt Express key to prevent Missouri outages
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April 2021
Opinion: Retroactively stopping the state’s largest energy infrastructure project would cost Missouri taxpayers greatly
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March 2021
Keeping The Lights (And The Heat) On
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March 2021
Editorial: Ignoring hypocrisy, Missouri lawmakers reach for any excuse to block wind energy
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February 2021
Commentary: Grain Belt Express moves Missouri in the right direction
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January 2021
Opinion: Grain Belt Express keeps Missouri moving forward
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