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Grain Belt Express Tiger Connector Virtual Meeting


Welcome to the Grain Belt Express Tiger Connector Virtual Public Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to:

  • Introduce you to the Tiger Connector Project.
  • Present the route options being considered and receive landowner input.
  • Receive your comments on the project and answer your questions.

What is the Tiger Connector?

  • The Grain Belt Express Tiger Connector is an approximately 40-mile-long electric transmission line that will connect existing power infrastructure – the McCredie Substation, located in Callaway County, Missouri – to new power delivery. This new power delivery is provided by the approved Grain Belt Express transmission line to be built in North Missouri. The proposed point of interconnection is in Monroe County, Missouri.
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Economic Progress & Community Benefits in Missouri

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:

  • An easement package that provides landowner protections and fair compensation.
  • $4.4 billion in forecasted energy cost savings and additional reliability benefits for Missouri.
  • New local jobs, spending, and economic activity during construction, and new community tax revenue for the life of the project.
  • 100% clean, domestic power to strengthen America’s energy independence – the equivalent of two new nuclear power plants worth of homegrown energy available to Missouri consumers.

Grain Belt Express Project Background

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.

Existing Missouri Municipal Customers

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 Project by Invenergy Transmission

  • Invenergy Transmission is the owner and developer of Grain Belt Express and an affiliate of Invenergy.
  • Invenergy is a U.S. company and has successfully developed over 190 large scale energy projects.
  • Invenergy knowns how to build the right way and has relationships with over 12,000 landowners, more than 80 percent of whom are farmers and ranchers.
  • 10% of Invenergy’s workforce are U.S. military veterans.

Routing Process

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.

Tiger Connector Route Options

Currently, there are a number of potential paths that Invenergy Transmission is evaluating. There are no preferred paths to date.

Structure Type

Typical Monopole Structure Type

  • Voltage: 345kV
  • Structure footprint: 5-foot diameter foundation typical
  • Typical span length between structures: 800 feet typical
  • Typical structure height: 120 – 160 feet height range

Next Steps for Tiger Connector

We Need Your Input

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?

Have a general comment? Use the Comment form button at the top of your screen.

Stay Connected

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.