Public Service Commission Again Rejects Grain Belt Express Project
Missouri’s energy regulatory board Wednesday rejected for the third time a wind energy project slated to run through northeast Missouri.
The Courier-Post reports the Missouri Public Service Commission denied a third request for a Certificate of Convenience to Clean Line Energy for its Grain Belt Express wind energy project.
Four of the five PSC members said they favored the project, but a court ruling on an unrelated case prevented them from getting behind the project.
Grain Belt Express is supposed to carry wind energy from Kansas through northern Missouri, including Monroe and Ralls counties, to states farther east.
Similar commissions in Kansas, Illinois and Indiana had earlier approved the project.