Hearing kicks off Monday for Grain Belt Express Clean Line

2 years 1 month 17 hours ago November 10, 2014 Nov 10, 2014 Monday, November 10 2014 Monday, November 10, 2014 1:56:00 PM CST in 8 Goes Green
By: John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter
Embed Code Copied

JEFFERSON CITY - Lawyers for the Grain Belt Express Clean Line and those representing landowners and other firms met in Jefferson City Monday in front of the Missouri Public Service Commission to express their views on the proposal. 

The project is a high-voltage, direct current transmission line (HVDC Line) stretching from western Kansas, across Missouri and Illinois and finally ending in Indiana. Supporters of the Grain Belt Express project said it will deliver clean energy that will all start with a wind farm in Kansas. 

In Missouri, the stretch of power lines would enter the state near St. Joseph, run just south of Moberly, and finally exit the state through Ralls County. It would stretch 206 miles and provide energy for all four states.

Grain Belt is looking for a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) which would allow it to buy land from landowners for the value of the land. To convince the public service commission, lawyers need to prove five things:

  1. There must be a need for the service the applicant (Grain Belt) proposes to provide.
  2. The proposed service must be in the public interest.
  3. Grain Belt's proposal must be economically feasible.
  4. Grain Belt must have the financial ability to provide the service.
  5. Grain Belt must be qualified to provide the proposal.
Opposition is coming from landowners, saying that this is not in the public's interest and could be accomplished in a less invasive way.The Missouri Landowners Alliance statement said: "If the Commission determines that the Missouri's RES (Renewable Energy Standard) requirements can be met equally as well or better through less invasive means, it need go no further."
Hearings will continue on Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 21. If the commission needs more time, members have set aside Dec. 2 and 3 as dates they could hear additional testimony.
A decision is not expected until the beginning of next year. Grain Belt has received permission from Indiana and Kansas, and Missouri is third on the list.

 

More News

Grid
List
BOONVILLE - Authorities say at around 9:30 Saturday night, and armed robbery occurred near Santa Fe Trail and Riviera Drive.... More >>
1 hour ago December 11, 2016 Dec 11, 2016 Sunday, December 11 2016 Sunday, December 11, 2016 4:46:00 AM CST in News
BOONE COUNTY - One person died in a vehicle crash on Highway 124 Saturday evening, according to Boone County Fire... More >>
6 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:51:04 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – More than 20 schools from Kansas City to Columbia gathered at Jefferson Middle School Saturday for the FIRST... More >>
7 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:09:00 PM CST in News
MARIES COUNTY - A man who stole a vehicle and allegedly wrecked it was arrested, according to the Maries County... More >>
8 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:51:06 PM CST in News
PLEASANT HILL - Gov. Jay Nixon announced the completion of the Katy Trail extension from Windsor to Pleasant Hill Saturday.... More >>
9 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 8:44:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — In late October, an outbreak of canine distemper forced a St. Louis animal shelter to euthanize 17 dogs.... More >>
10 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:31:00 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS - The City of Columbia did not violate residents First and Fourteenth Amendment rights by allowing a student... More >>
11 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 6:18:00 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis lawyer has been named chairman of the University of Missouri board of cur... More >>
14 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 3:45:04 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police said a man impersonating a police officer tried to pull over the wrong... More >>
16 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:30:00 PM CST in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Southwest Missouri authorities have charged a man with raping a woman nearly a year after he was... More >>
17 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:05:10 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Arthritis Foundation in Missouri is set to raise $40,000. Since August, supporters have signed... More >>
17 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:05:00 PM CST in Top Stories
COLUMBIA (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said a proposed medical radioactive isotope plant in Columbia would have little... More >>
18 hours ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:09:26 AM CST in News
HOLTS SUMMIT - The Holts Summit Lions Club is hosting the second annual Christmas Festival Saturday before the start of... More >>
1 day ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:42:00 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Overuse injuries appear to be growing increasing common in youth sports. According to a 2015 study by the... More >>
1 day ago December 10, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Saturday, December 10 2016 Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:25:00 AM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's outgoing Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is giving clemency to 15 people convicted of drug-related crimes... More >>
1 day ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 8:50:05 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A former director of Missouri's unemployment benefits agency has agreed to a $2 million settlement to... More >>
1 day ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 8:36:46 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman assaulted as a girl during a 1982 attack that killed her mother wants... More >>
1 day ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 8:27:25 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway said she's reviewing state legal payments following reports of harassment and employee... More >>
1 day ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 8:16:29 PM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 41°
6am 38°
7am 38°
8am 37°
9am 38°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

5:30a
Open House
6:00a
Hometime
6:30a
Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford
5:30a
Paid Program
6:00a
Paid Program
6:30a
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

6:00p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Sunday Night Football
6:00p
Throw Momma from the Train
8:00p
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld