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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.

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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, 2012.

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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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November 2020
Jon Hummell: Veterans vital to clean energy industry
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October 2020
Gov. Laura Kelly announces nearly 1,000 permanent jobs, $8 billion of total investment to Kansas
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September 2020
Letter to the Editor: "Missourians Have Reason To Be Optimistic About Grain Belt Express"
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August 2020
New Grain Belt Express deal would deliver bulk of wind power to Missouri
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August 2020
Commentary: Grain Belt Express provides more than clean energy in Missouri
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July 2020
Grain Belt Express Transmission Line Wins Key Legal and Policy Battles in Missouri
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July 2020
Opinion: COVID-19 is plaguing Missouri’s economy; development will boost it
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February 2020
Grain Belt line will include ‘first of its kind’ broadband infrastructure, impacting 1M rural Missourians
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January 2020
Opinion: Grain Belt Express will Lower Electric Bills and Create Jobs
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March 2019
Missouri regulators approve Midwest wind energy power line
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March 2019
After years of rejection, Missouri regulators give nod to Grain Belt Express transmission line
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March 2019
Missouri approves wind energy transmission line. Landowners vow to fight back
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March 2019
Missouri regulators approve $2.3B Grain Belt Express transmission line, but fight not over
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March 2019
Missouri PSC Approves Controversial Multi-State Wind-Energy Transmission Line
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March 2019
Grain Belt Express gets approval from Public Service Commission
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June 2016
Grain Belt Express - Letter of Support
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