Grain Belt Express Hearings Set for December in Hannibal and Monroe City
A series of local public hearings across Missouri are scheduled later this year to discuss a power transmission line across the state.
Missouri Public Service Commission members seek public comment on a high voltage power transmission project. Grain Belt Express Clean Line again seeks a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct and maintain a high voltage power transmission line across Missouri to transmit wind generated electricity from Kansas to the east. The project was rejected by the PSC earlier because of a lack of benefit to Missouri residents. Grain Belt Express has since been working on agreements to sell electricity to local utilities along the route. The project has received regulatory approval in neighboring states including Illinois. Hearings are set for December 7th in Monroe City and in Hannibal. The hearing in Monroe City will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall at noon. The Hannibal hearing will be in the theater at Hannibal LaGrange University at 6 p-m.