Grain Belt Express discussions to begin next week

Posted:
PANA - A proposed electricity transmission line that could be built through Illinois will be discussed at several public meetings throughout the state over the next week.

Clean Line Energy Partners, a Texas-based company, is aiming to build the Grain Belt Express, a transmission line designed to bring energy from Kansas to an existing power grid in Indiana.  Officials say the company is requesting that the transmission line be built through Illinois.  Impacted counties include Christian, Clark, Cumberland, Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery, Pike, Scott, and Shelby Counties.

In order to provide more information about the line, and to collect public opinions on it, officials say public meetings will be held in several communities, including Greenup, Nokomis, Pana, and Strasburg.  A final decision on the transmission line is expected to come from the Illinois Commerce Commission by November.

Current Conditions
/
  • Current Events

  • Current EventsMore>>

  • Coats for Kids Drive

    Coats for Kids Drive

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - You can help keep central Illinois children warm this winter by donating new and gently used coats during WAND-TV's Coats for Kids drive.

    More \232a

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - You can help keep central Illinois children warm this winter by donating new and gently used coats during WAND-TV's Coats for Kids drive.

    More \232a
  • Agribusiness Today

    Agribusiness Today

    Get your agribusiness report here!

    More \232a

    Get your agribusiness report here!

    More \232a
  • Web Exclusives

    Web Exclusives

    Here at WAND we strive to bring you the latest coverage on news happening across central Illinois, and this page is a continuation of that effort.More \232a
    Here at WAND we strive to bring you the latest coverage on news happening across central Illinois, and this page is a continuation of that effort.More \232a