MISSOURI LANDOWNER INFORMATION
The purpose of this section of our website is to provide information to landowners and community members in Missouri.
Map of Proposed Route
An overview and aerial maps of the proposed route in Missouri are available here.
Missouri Landowner Protocol
The Grain Belt Express is committed to recognizing and respecting the interest of landowners. This protocol outlines how Grain Belt Express interacts, communicates, and negotiates with landowners.
Missouri Route Selection Study Addendum
The Missouri route selection study addendum provides an overview of siting-related activities that have occurred since completion of the Missouri route selection study.
Missouri Route Selection Study
The study describes the methodology and process to select the Proposed Route for the Grain Belt Express Clean Line in Missouri.
Missouri Agricultural Impact Mitigation Protocol
The protocol addresses stakeholder concerns regarding the potential impact to agricultural lands during construction and operation of the project, and outlines measures to mitigate potential impacts.
Landowner Compensation Fact Sheet
Clean Line is committed to compensating landowners fairly. This fact sheet provides an overview of the compensation Clean Line is offering landowners.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Will the Grain Belt Express Clean Line deliver energy to Missouri?
- Yes. The Grain Belt Express will deliver 500 megawatts of low-cost clean power to the electric grid in Missouri. This is enough to power about 200,000 Missouri homes each year. A group of 67 Missouri municipalities, called the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission, has agreed to purchase long-term transmission service on the Grain Belt Express. The public power agency expects the agreement to save Missouri municipal utilities at least $10 million annually.
- Will the Grain Belt Express Clean Line provide revenue to Missouri communities?
- Yes. Energy infrastructure boosts rural communities through significant tax revenues. The Grain Belt Express Clean Line is expected to provide more than $7 million annually in new tax funding to schools, law enforcement, and other vital public services in north Missouri.
- Will the Grain Belt Express Clean Line create jobs in Missouri?
- Yes. Construction of the transmission line will support more than 1,500 Missouri jobs, including high-paying construction jobs. Clean Line Energy has partnered with the nationally renowned Kansas City-based construction company, PAR Electric, to construct the Grain Belt Express Clean Line, as well as several other Missouri businesses that will manufacture components for the project.
- How will Clean Line compensate landowners?
- Clean Line Energy is committed to compensating landowners fairly and seeks to reach voluntarily negotiated agreements with 100% of the landowners along the line’s route. The landowner compensation package will include an easement payment, based on the size of the easement required and market value of the land, and an additional payment for each structure placed on the landowner’s property. Other payments may be made in certain circumstances, including for:
– Crop damage
– Commercially marketable timber
– Irrigation interference
– Damage to drainage tile
- What is the status the Grain Belt Express Clean Line’s regulatory approvals?
The approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission is the last state regulatory approval needed for the Grain Belt Express Clean Line. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission issued an order granting Grain Belt Express public utility status in May 2013. The Kansas Corporation Commission issued an order granting public utility status and a separate order on siting in December 2011 and November 2013, respectively. The Illinois Commerce Commission issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct and operate the transmission line in November 2015.
- “As a former mayor of Carrollton and now serving as the Director of Development for Carroll County, I am all too familiar with the struggle that small rural towns face with dwindling populations and smaller tax revenues. Projects like the one that Clean Line is proposing would bring a welcomed infusion of jobs for a short term and increased tax revenues for the long term, strengthening our ability to provide community services and aiding our schools and children.”
– Sharon Metz, Carroll County, MO Director of Development
- “As a Randolph County business owner, it’s easy to appreciate the economic benefits Randolph County is provided by those working on the pipeline which is now under construction. After learning more about the Clean Line Energy power line proposal, it is apparent that the Grain Belt Express project would provide even more benefit through local jobs, tax revenues to schools and the county and fair compensation to landowners.”
– Wally Iman, Moberly, MO
- “I believe the compensation package, as stated, is a fair payment for having a structure should the route cross my land, and certainly the county will need more electricity to meet the demands of consumers. It appears that this project is a win-win for the landowner, Chariton County, and the state of Missouri.”
– Dennis Neidholdt, farmer and landowner along proposed route, Chariton County, MO