The Grain Belt Express Clean Line is an approximately 750-mile overhead, direct current transmission line that will deliver wind energy from western Kansas to utilities and customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and states farther east.
Similar to the trains that carry grain harvested in the Midwest to market, the Grain Belt Express Clean Line will move wind energy from its source in the grain belt of the country to markets with a strong demand for low-cost, clean power.
The Grain Belt Express Clean Line will deliver up to 3,500 megawatts of low-cost, renewable power and enough clean energy for approximately 1.4 million homes per year.
The Grain Belt Express Clean Line will create thousands of construction jobs and hundreds of permanent jobs to maintain and operate the wind farms and transmission line.
The development and construction of the Grain Belt Express Clean Line is an estimated $2 billion investment that will enable approximately $7 billion of new, renewable energy projects to be built. The transmission line will also provide a long-term source of income for rural communities that host the line.
The Grain Belt Express Clean Line is a participant-funded, merchant model project. Its construction will be paid for by the renewable energy generators and load serving entities that purchase transmission capacity on the line.