Use of existing power line routes where practical is proposed for a power transmission project in northeast Missouri.
Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois is collaborating with Northeast Missouri Electric Power Coop on the project to transmit electricity from western Illinois to Iowa. Plans now are to use existing right of way of Northeast Power and Ameren Missouri between Palmyra and Kirksville. New right of way will be sought in Marion County to connect to the Maywood Substation and at a location in Adair County. Ameren says the new route minimizes impact to landowners… farmland and communities. If the proposed new route is approved… approximately 55 miles of Northeast Power’s transmission line between Palmyra and Kirksville would be rebuilt.