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Invenergy’s Grain Belt Express Transmission Line Secures Last of its State Approvals

Today, the $7 billion, 800-mile Grain Belt Express electric transmission infrastructure project secured approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) for its request to amend its existing Certificate of Convenience and Necessity. The decision marks the last required state siting approval for significant enhancements to the project and provides the necessary certainty about power delivery to support ongoing and upcoming commercial contracting efforts.

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Invenergy Transmission and Prysmian Announce Long-Term
Supply Agreement and Manufacturing Facility Expansion,
Bolstering America’s Electricity Transmission Supply Chain

Invenergy Transmission – an affiliate of American-led Invenergy, the leading privately-held developer, owner, and operator of sustainable energy solutions – and Prysmian Group North America – a world leader in energy and telecommunications cable systems – today announced a long-term supply agreement that includes a $22.5 million investment to expand domestic manufacturing capacity of advanced transmission conductor technology.

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Grain Belt Express e-Update March 17, 2023

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MPUA continues to endorse Grain Belt Project

Missouri’s hometown electric utilities have reaffirmed their support of the Grain Belt Express transmission project (Grain Belt). A resolution affirming continued support of the project was passed March 9 by the MPUA Board of Directors that represents 120 hometown utility members.

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Grain Belt Express selects Siemens Energy as HVDC technology partner

Grain Belt Express, an Invenergy Transmission project, has selected Siemens Energy Inc. to supply the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission technology for Phase 1 of the 800-mile project. Grain Belt Express will deliver 100% domestic, clean, and affordable electricity to homes and businesses across four Midwest states—Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana—and other regions. At 5,000 megawatts of capacity, it is the highest-capacity line in development in the United States, connecting grid regions that serve 40% of American households. Phase 1 of the project is proposed to include an HVDC transmission line that extends approximately 530 miles between the converter stations in Kansas and Missouri.

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DOE eyeing loan guarantee for revitalized Grain Belt Express power line

The Energy Department is considering granting a loan guarantee to the recently revived Grain Belt Express Transmission line project, The Energy Daily has learned. If granted to underwrite the power line — which would cross four states and knit together four power markets — it would mark the first loan guarantee that the DOE has issued for a high-voltage, direct-current power line.

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Tiger Connector Landowners Press Release

The Missouri Farm Bureau and other ag groups have asked that Missouri's new forward-looking state standards for landowner protections and compensation to be extended to Grain Belt Express Tiger Connector landowners.

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Cheaper, Cleaner Energy In Kirkwood’s Future?

As winter approaches, energy consumers are getting frightening news about proposed price hikes for electric, natural gas, heating oil and more. Kirkwood Electric recently informed customers of an increase per kilowatt hour for their electricity.

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Grain Belt Express Files to Bring More Power and Energy Savings to Missouri

Responding to Regional Market Demand and State Leaders’ Calls, Proposed Project Changes Would Deliver More Power and Energy Savings to Missouri, Benefitting Consumers Throughout Midwest

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Grain Belt Express developer says new $7 billion plan will boost wind energy power

ST. LOUIS — A developer aiming to deliver wind energy across an 800-mile transmission line that’s long been stalled in Missouri announced Monday that it will expand the project’s capacity for even more power.

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