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Clean Line Energy Submits Additional Information to Missouri Public Service Commission

Clean Line Energy (Clean Line) submitted additional information requested by the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) as a part of Clean Line’s application for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity to construct the Grain Belt Express Clean Line (Grain Belt Express) transmission project in Missouri. The PSC is currently reviewing Clean Line’s application, which was filed in March of 2014. - 04/14/2015

Grain Belt Express Clean Line Benefits Illinois Consumers, Decreasing Cost of Wholesale Electricity

Clean Line Energy (Clean Line) today announced the proposed route for the Illinois portion of the Grain Belt Express Clean Line (Grain Belt Express). Clean Line included the proposed route for the Illinois portion of the Grain Belt Express with its application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in a filing with the Illinois Commerce Commission. Filing this application positions the project one step closer to creating new jobs, paying revenues to local communities, and providing Illinois access to low-cost, clean energy. - 04/13/2015

Wind Generators Show Strong Demand For Grain Belt Express Clean Line

Clean Line received requests for more than 20,000 megawatts of transmission service for the Grain Belt Express Clean Line in its open solicitation process, representing more than four and a half times the available capacity of the transmission line. - 03/30/2015

Clean Line Energy Invites Community To Participate In Third Round of Public Meetings

Clean Line Energy invites community members to attend its third round of public meetings about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line, an electric transmission line that will bring low-cost wind energy to Illinois. Clean Line is holding public meetings on the Grain Belt Express to provide information and seek feedback from landowners and community members on the project. - 02/26/2015

Clean Line Energy Issues Notice of Open Solicitation For Grain Belt Express

Clean Line commenced an open solicitation process 1/21/15 to allocate capacity on its Grain Belt Express Clean Line transmission project. Clean Line intends to allocate up to 100% of the project’s capacity to customers through a capacity allocation process that will be conducted pursuant to the FERC Policy Statement issued on January 17, 2013: Allocation of Capacity on New Merchant Transmission Projects and New Cost-Based, Participant-Funded Transmission Projects. - 01/21/2015

Clean Line Energy Signs Agreement With Manufacturer In Illinois

Clean Line Energy Partners LLC (Clean Line) announced an agreement today between its subsidiary Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC and Southwire Company LLC (Southwire) to source components for the power line project from Southwire’s facility in Flora, IL. - 01/20/2015

Grain Belt Express Clean Line Receives Key Approval From the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Transmission line project to move clean energy from Kansas to Missouri and states farther east authorized to sell transmission rights to costumers at negotiated rates. - 05/9/2014

Grain Belt Express Clean Line Announces Proposed Route In Missouri

After three years of seeking input on potential routes, the project moves a step closer to creating jobs, consumer benefits, and supporting public services. - 03/26/2014

Clean Line Energy Announces Agreements That Will Benefit Four Missouri Manufacturing Companies

Clean Line Energy agreements with ABB Inc., General Cable, and Hubbell Power Systems will create jobs and opportunities for economic growth in Missouri. - 01/30/2014

Grain Belt Express Receives Tremendous Response From Wind Generators In The Western Kansas Region

Data from request for information confirm the demand for the line exceeds capacity by more than three times. - 01/23/2014

Grain Belt Express Clean Line Issues Request for Information to Kansas Wind Generators

Data will be used to highlight the cost-effectiveness and production potential of the wind resource in western Kansas. - 11/18/2013

KCC Unanimously Approves Route For Grain Belt Express

Approval moves transmission line project one step closer to enabling $7 billion in new wind energy for the region. - 11/7/2013

Wind Energy Transmission Line Files Proposed Route With Line Siting Application to KCC

Grain Belt Express Clean Line projcet moves a step closer to creating jobs, and enabling $7 billion of new wind energy projects in kansas. - 07/15/2013

Clean Line Energy Signs Agreement with ABB to Manufacture Transformers in Missouri

Over 85 potential transmission lines vendors participated in local business opportunity meetings with Grain Belt Express Clean Line. - 07/10/2013

Clean Line Energy Invites Local Businesses to Attend Meetings About a transmission Project

Local businesses invited to learn about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line and provide information about their business and capabilities. - 06/11/2013

Grain Belt Express Clean Line Becomes a Public Utility in Indiana

Wind energy transmission line project will provide clean, affordable energy, reduce wholesale power prices and stimulate the wind manufacturing industry. - 05/22/2013

National Grid to Invest in Clean Line Energy

$40 million investment advances both companies' goals to deliver clean energy - 11/27/2012

Grain Belt Express Clean Line Files For Public Utility Status in Indiana

Wind energy transmission line project will power over 1.4 million midwestern homes with clean, affordable energy, reduce wholesale power prices and stimulate the wind manufacturing industry. - 11/2/2012

Kansas Helps Build America’s Energy Future

Kansas corporation commission unanimously votes to make Kansas a leader in the clean energy economy. - 12/7/2011

Clean Line Announces a Collaboration Agreement with the Nature Conservancy’s Missouri Chapter

Ensuring responsible planning in the development, construction and operation of the Grain Belt Express Clean Line. - 06/2/2011

Grain Belt Express Clean Line Files for Utility Status in Kansas

$1.7 Billion investtment will allow for new, low cost renewable energy. - 05/13/2011

Clean Line Energy and Wind Pole Ventures Collaborate to Build Kansas Wind Data Network

Using existing broadcast towers to monitor wind at wind turbine hub-height will produce optimal data for transmission and wind energy planning - 02/1/2011

Articles & Media

Open solicitation shows demand for GBE Clean Line

Shelbyville Daily Union - 04/3/2015

Grain Belt Express set for next phase

Decatur Herald-Review - 03/5/2015

Grain Belt Express meeting in Pittsfield

KHQA-TV (Quincy) - 01/25/2015

Open houses set on Grain Belt Express

State Journal-Register (Springfield) - 01/16/2015

Mark Lawlor: Answers to common Grain Belt Express questions

State Journal-Register (Springfield) - 01/7/2015

Power line company seeks area supporters

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (Mattoon) - 11/24/2014

PSC Clean Line Hearing Comes to Cameron

NorthwestMOInfo.com - 09/3/2014

Missouri Renewable Energy System Project Proposal

FourStatesHomePage.com - 02/27/2014

Company finds wind energy aplenty

Hutchnews.com - 01/29/2014

Kansas hops on Grain Belt Express

ReNews.biz - 01/23/2014

Building Merchant Transmission

Energy Biz magazine - 01/7/2014

Clean energy in our future

Macon Chronicle-Herald - 08/1/2013

Wind energy project to bring jobs to region

KMBC - Kansas City - 05/9/2013

Company details potential transmission routes

Marysville Advocate  - 02/13/2013

Clean Line Energy officials explain plans for line

Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter  - 02/8/2013

Clean Line planning open houses

Great Bend Tribune - 01/17/2013

Businesses show up to hear about Grain Belt Express

The Terre Haute, Indiana Tribune-Star - 08/31/2012

Kansas power could blow through Valley

The Terre Haute, Indiana Tribune-Star - 08/16/2012

Brownback calls for renewal of wind tax credit

The Topeka Capital-Journal - 07/11/2012

Kansas Wind Power Delivered To the East

Renewable Energy World - 12/13/2011

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