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Grain Belt Express is a regulated public utility in Kansas, Missouri, and Indiana and is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
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.
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.View the 2011 CNN Order
View 2019 Deadline Approvals
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.
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.View the CCN
The MPSC approved Invenergy’s acquisition of Grain Belt Express on June 5, 2019.
Grain Belt Express is currently evaluating its options for regulatory approval in Illinois.
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.View the CPCN
In the News
Invenergy Transmission News
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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Opinion: Grain Belt Express’s tax benefits to local schools are undeniable
Grain Belt transmission line forges ahead amid landowner, lawmaker pushback
Grain Belt Express promises stronger electric grid — if Missouri lawmakers don’t kill it
Opinion: Energy transmission projects like Grain Belt Express key to prevent Missouri outages
Opinion: Retroactively stopping the state’s largest energy infrastructure project would cost Missouri taxpayers greatly
Keeping The Lights (And The Heat) On
Editorial: Ignoring hypocrisy, Missouri lawmakers reach for any excuse to block wind energy
Commentary: Grain Belt Express moves Missouri in the right direction
Opinion: Grain Belt Express keeps Missouri moving forward
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