The Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC otherwise known as the Grain Belt Express has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line and associated facilities within Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe and Ralls counties in Missouri as well as an associated converter station in Ralls County.¬†
According to the application, approximately 206 miles of a high voltage, direct current (‚ÄúHVDC‚ÄĚ) transmission line will traverse the state of Missouri from Kansas into Illinois and Indiana.
Applications to intervene and participate in this case shall be filed no later than September 14, 2016, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 or by using the Commission‚Äôs Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at www.psc.mo.gov .
Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone (866) 922-2959, e-mail [email protected]) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail [email protected]).¬† The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.¬†