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CLEP – Grain Belt Express Transmission Line – Kansas - Project Profile

CLEP – Grain Belt Express Transmission Line – Kansas - Project Profile

Synopsis

"CLEP – Grain Belt Express Transmission Line – Kansas - Project Profile" contains information on the scope of the project including project overview and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts.

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Summary

The Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC, a subsidiary of Houston based Clean Line Energy Partners (CLEP), is planning to undertake the construction of a high-voltage direct current transmission (HVDC) line called "Grain Belt Express Clean Line" from western Kansas to southeastern Missouri and points farther eastern in the US.

The project involves the construction of a 1,255km high voltage transmission line that is able to deliver 3,500MW of renewable energy. It includes the construction of substations, transmission stations and distribution substations, the laying of electric line and the installation of electric feeder systems and related facilities.

The project is expected to take around seven years to be completed which includes five years for securing all necessary approvals from various regulatory authorities for the implementation and two years for the construction of transmission line.

In June 2011, ICF International Inc. was awarded a contract to perform feasibility study and environmental planning services for the proposed transmission Line .

Louis Berger Group (LBG) has been appointed as planning consultant. LBG is assisting CLEP in the route development process for the line. It will also support the public and agency outreach process, finalize the route selection process, support state regulatory process efforts and conduct field investigations and permitting efforts

On December 7, 2011, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) unanimously approved Grain Belt Express Clean Line's application to conduct business as a public utility in Kansas.

In November 2013, KCC approved an order granting a siting permit to construct the Kansas portion.

On March 26, 2014, CLEP submitted an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) for a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) for the project.

On May 9, 2014, CLEP obtained key regulatory approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to sell transmission service to customers at negotiated rates.

On July, 2, 2015, The Missouri PSC rejected the approvals for the project.

As of December 2015, CLEP secured approvals from Illinois Commerce Commission.

On December 22, 2015, Illinois State regulators rejected the approvals for the project.

In January 2016, CLEP approached Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) and BPW to participate in the project.

In February 2016, CLEP approached Hannibal City Council (HCC) for buying a stake.

In April 2016, Missouri lawmakers proposed a new bill to stop the project.

On June 2, 2016, MJMEUC signed a contract with CLEP for up to 200 MW of capacity on the project.

On August 30, 2016, CLEP filed application with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN).

Scope

The project involves the construction of a 1,255km high voltage electricity transmission that is able to deliver 3,500MW of renewable energy from western Kansas to southeastern Missouri and points farther eastern in the US.

The US$2,200 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of substations

2. Construction of transmission stations

3. Construction of distribution substations

4. Laying of electric lines

5. Installation of electric feeder systemsReasons To Buy

  • Gain insight into the project.
  • Monitor the latest project developments.
  • Identify key project contacts.


1.Key Statistics
2.Key Dates
3.Sector
4.Operating metrics
5.Tender Information
6.Scope
7.Description
8.Latest update
9.Background
10.Key Contacts
11.General News, Project News
12.Appendix

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