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3.5GW line capacity to be allocated under open solicitation
Clean Line Energy has opened the capacity allocation process for its 3.5GW Grain Belt Express transmission line.
The 750-mile DC link will connect wind energy from western Kansas with utilities and customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and states farther east. Clean Line intends for up to 100% of capacity to be allocated.
“We are excited to begin the open solicitation process to allocate capacity to customers. This marks an important milestone towards building transmission infrastructure in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana,” said Clean Line Energy president Michael Skelly.
“We were encouraged by the strong participation in our Plains & Eastern Clean Line open solicitation process last year, and we hope to see strong commercial interest in this project as well.”
The Grain Belt Express line will have a delivery converter station located near the Maywood 345kV substation in Missouri, where the project will have the capacity to deliver up to 500MW.
It will also have a delivery converter station in Clark County, Illinois, allowing the project to deliver approximately 3.6GW at the Sullivan Substation near the Illinois-Indiana border.
The project is currently under development and is expected to go live in 2019.
Last May the project received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to sell transmission service to customers at negotiated rates.
Image: capacity from Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC will be allocated (sxc)