Welcome to the Grain Belt Express Tiger Connector Virtual Public Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to:
The Grain Belt Express Tiger Connector will enable delivery of these benefits to more Missouri homes and businesses, by connecting the largest power grids that serve Missouri consumers. The benefits of this project include:
In 2020, Invenergy Transmission became the owner of the Grain Belt Express. Grain Belt Express is an electric transmission line that will connect four states across 800 miles, with 50% of power delivery to Missouri. The project is a needed source of more affordable, reliable clean energy. It will provide: thousands of jobs, local investments, energy savings, carbon reductions, and greater energy reliability.
The Grain Belt Express has an existing agreement in place with 39 municipal utilities across Missouri. That agreement will provide more than $12.8 million in estimated annual savings for citizen-led, non-profit hometown utilities and the customers they serve - enhancing the competitiveness of rural communities throughout the state.
Grain Belt Express will maintain our planned service to those 39 municipal utilities. With the Tiger Connector, Grain Belt Express will be able to serve additional power to rural areas, small towns, and cities across Missouri.
A site has been selected and secured for a converter station in Monroe County. Power is transmitted across the Grain Belt Express using direct current (DC) and will need to be converted to alternating current (AC) at a converter station. Landowner input provides unique information that will help us make decisions as we determine our proposed route for the Missouri Public Service Commission. All potential routes are evaluated by considering environmental, engineering, and social criteria. All landowner input will be considered throughout the routing process.
Currently, there are a number of potential paths that Invenergy Transmission is evaluating. There are no preferred paths to date.
While considering the routes, Invenergy Transmission is committed to working with landowners to identify routing constraints and opportunities on their property. We are interested in learning as much as possible about your property.
What would you like us to know about your property?
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We appreciate your participation in the Grain Belt Express Tiger Connector Virtual Meeting. If you have questions or comments about the project at any time, you can get in touch with our team in a variety of ways.