Grain Belt Express will unleash the power of Kansas energy by opening a path to market for domestic, wind and solar energy produced in Southwest Kansas, while delivering tremendous in-state economic development from the line and new generation it is expected to enable.
In cost savings for Kansas energy consumers over 15 years.
19,350 DIRECT JOBS
Created during construction of the line and the new generation that will interconnect to the line.
In economic activity during construction for Kansas from the new generation that will interconnect to the line.
Updates and Announcements
In 2019, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) unanimously extended Grain Belt Express’s certification as a transmission-only public utility with an approved route and a permit to construct the approximately 380-mile Kansas portion of the project. In 2019, the KCC also approved Invenergy Transmission’s acquisition of the project.
In March 2023, Grain Belt Express submitted a request to amend its Kansas Certificate of Convenience and Necessity, seeking increased power delivery to match growing demand and to deliver local benefits sooner through a proposed phasing of the project.
In June 2023, the KCC granted Grain Belt Express an Order to amend its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity. Read the Order here.
Grain Belt Express in the Community
The benefits of the Grain Belt Express transmission line extend beyond energy savings and reliability. We invest in the communities where we build.
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.
Here are just a few of the Kansas causes we’ve supported.
Supporting Ag Education
We have donated to Kansas County Fair Livestock Auctions, and support 4-H and the Kansas State Fair in sponsorships and direct donations.
The Luray Community Foundation
The Luray Community Foundation received a Grain Belt Express Community Grant to save the Pospishil Building, an 1899 community landmark building located on Main Street in Luray, Kansas that suffered a roof collapse.
Great Bend Community Library
Working to make STEAM (science, engineering, art and math) learning stations for families to use while at the library together. These stations give children and families opportunities to learn while playing and interacting together. The library received a grant to purchase supplies to enhance learning and building.
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