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Electric Transmission

The entire state of Kansas is served by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a Regional Transmission Operator (RTO) as recognized by the Federal Electric Regulatory Commission (FERC). All transmission projects in the SPP footprint must go through study and approval by the RTO before being built.

Transmission Line Projects

Grain Belt Express, SW Kansas to St. Louis High Voltage DC line - Clean Line Energy Partners
newNews on Grain Belt Express route.

V-Plan Project maps, Western leg from Spearville to Clark Co. to Medicine Lodge AC line (scheduled on-line late 2014)- ITC Great Plains Transmission

V-Plan Project maps, Eastern leg from Medicine Lodge to Wichita AC line (scheduled on-line late 2014)- Prairie Wind Transmission

KETA Project maps, A 345 kV line from Spearville, KS to Axtell, Neb. (on-line Dec. 2012) - ITC Great Plains Transmission

More on Kansas Projects, maps and projects descriptions of V-Plan and Spearville to Axtell, Neb. - ITC Great Plains

Transmission Projects, Mid-Kansas Electric Company

Kansas Transmission News

Grain Belt Group Pitches Power Line
(Hillsboro (IL) Journal-News, Dec. 4, 2014)

Shelby landowners learn more about power line route proposal
(Journal-Gazette & Times-Courier (IL), Dec. 3, 2014)

Wind-power line proposed through area
(Effingham Daily News, Nov. 30, 2014)

Promise of cheaper wind power drives Grain Belt Express power line
(Columbia (Mo.) Missourian, Nov. 2, 2014)

Opponents dominate crowd at hearing on Grain Belt Express project
(Columbia (Mo.) Tribune, August 15, 2014)

78-mile section of Prairie Wind transmission line completed
(Wichita Eagle, June 5, 2014)

Proposed electric line gets key federal approval
(Hutchinson News, May 12, 2014)

Transmission project rep speaks at Crowder
(Neosho Daily News, March 1, 2014

Wind energy transmission plan topic of talk at MARET Center
(Joplin Globe, Feb. 27, 2014)

Power line opponents surge against wind energy transmission project
(Kansas City Star, Feb. 2, 2014)

Transmission lines would send Kansas wind power to eastern U.S.
(Lawrence Journal World, Jan. 13, 2013)

Shelby County Board hears power line possibilities
(Mattoon (Ill.) Journal-Gazette & Times-Courier, December 12, 2013)

Approval given for Clean Line energy routing
(Marysville Advocate, November 13, 2013)

Electric line proposed to transmit wind energy through region
(Quincy Herald-Whig, November 12, 2013)

Transmission line's Kansas route receives approval
(St. Joseph News-Press, November 7, 2013)

Oil Company Owner Publishes Concerns Over Wind Energy Line
(WIBW, Topeka Channel 13, Oct. 14, 2013)

Missouri opposition builds against wind power project
(RenewablesBiz.com, Oct. 8, 2013)

Kansas Corporation Commission discusses order to calm public reactions
(Topeka Capital Journal, Sept. 24, 2013)

Topeka man protests transmission lines near Nemaha County property
(Topeka Capital Journal, Sept. 14, 2013)

Residents learn about line to transport wind energy
(KSN TV, Wichita, August 21, 2013)

Clean Line proposes to run transmission lines through Barton County
(Great Bend Tribune, August 21, 2013)

Beloit hearing audience divided over transmission
(Marysville Advocate, August 21, 2013)

Hearings upcoming on massive Kansas power line
(Garden City Telegram, August 16, 2013)

Regulator says transmission is key to renewable energy in Kansas
(Lawrence Journal World, August 6, 2013)

NEK Farmers at Odds With Developer Over High Voltage Power Line
(Hiawatha World, June 12, 2013)

Farmers, power developer at odds over high-voltage line
(Topeka Capital-Journal, May 25, 2013)

Clean Line planning open houses
(Great Bend Tribune, Jan. 17, 2013)

NPPD energizes Kansas to Axtell transmission line
(NPPD News Release, Dec. 11, 2012)

Wind farm power line may go through Clay
(Clay Center Dispatch, Nov. 27, 2012)

Westar begins citywide hookup to smart grid today
(Lawrence Journal World, Oct. 17, 2011)

Giving wind a better vehicle
(Hutchinson News, August 16, 2011)

Wind projects' costs irk utilities in 9-state pool
(Wichita Eagle, July 24, 2011)

KCC approves route for high voltage line
(Wichita Eagle, June 29, 2011)

Power-grid regulators debate best way to balance costs
(Kansas City Star, June 6, 2011)

Grain Belt Express to hold meetings
(Pratt Tribune, May 4, 2011)

Kansas Corporation Commission hosts meeting on Kansas V-Plan
(Wellington Daily News, April 23, 2011)

County may reap benefits of transmission line construction
(Pratt Tribune, April 20, 2011)

Court OKs NPPD line from Axtell to Kansas
(Kearney (Neb.) Hub, April 16, 2011)

Electrical line could mean jobs
(The Newton Kansan, March 16, 2011)

Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners announces transmission line plan
(Dodge City Globe, Feb. 17, 2011)

Landowners air concerns about ITC Great Plains transmission line route
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 18, 2011)

Pratt County may benefit from new transmission line
(Pratt Tribune, Nov. 18, 2010)

Energy company looks to generate, transmit electricity to Tennessee
(Enid (Ok.) News & Eagle, Nov. 18, 2010)

ITC breaks ground for high-voltage transmission line
(Dodge City Globe, Nov. 4, 2010)

Power line may extend through Pratt County
(Pratt Tribune, Nov. 2, 2010)

Westar Energy plans more transmission lines
(El Dorado Times, October 28, 2010)

Federal decision should help develop wind energy industry in Kansas
(Lawrence Journal-World, June 17, 2010)

High-voltage power project approved
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 28, 2010)

Power line project necessary for wind farms still alive
(Wichita Eagle, October 27, 2009)

Kansas wind energy suffers a blow
(Kansas City Star, October 26, 2009)

KCC OKs compromise on power line
(Hays Daily News, July 26, 2009)

Transmission Utilities

Clean Line Energy Partners, Houston

ITC Great Plains, Topeka

Prairie Wind Transmission, Topeka

Blackout - Eastern U.S.


Blackout 2003 - Special Section
(Washington Post, August 15, 2003)

'Power Outage' - Special Section
(CNN.com, August 15, 2003)


Current Energy - The Lawrence Berkley Labs chart current electrical capacity in key areas, such as Calif. and NY

National Transmission News

Xcel Energy TUCO transmission line complete
(Plainview (TX) Herald, September 29, 2014)

Clean Line wind transmission project projected for 2018
(Tulsa World, June 19, 2014)

If landowners get annual payments for wind turbines, why not transmission lines?
(Midwest Energy News, Oct. 23, 2013)

National Grid Invests $40M in wind energy network across states including Oklahoma
(Tulsa World, Nov. 28, 2012)

Federal energy panel OKs wind power line project in Oklahoma
(Tulsa World, Sept. 13, 2012)

Officials need to plan, cooperate and improve transmission systems to get wind, other energy technologies on the grid
(Kearney (Neb.) Hub, Nov. 27, 2011)

Wind power project to benefit Arkansas, supporters say
(Arkansas News, Nov. 21, 2011)

Clean Line Energy is working off the grid
(The Oklahoman, October 7, 2011)

Wind energy official touts project
(Tulsa World, Feb. 24, 2011)

Oklahoma stands to benefit from other states' wind projects
(Oklahoma City Oklahoman, Feb. 18, 2011)

Houston company proposes new wind power connection for TVA
(Knoxville News Sentinel, Nov. 29, 2010)






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