Midwest power transmission project targets Kansas wind

A Houston company is in the early stages of planning one of the largest energy infrastructure projects the Midwest has seen in years – a $1.7 billion high-voltage transmission line connecting Kansas wind farms with consumers in St. Louis and throughout the Ohio River Valley.

The so-called Grain Belt Express transmission line, named to evoke images of train hopper cars rolling across the Plains, would stretch 550 miles from southwestern Kansas to southeastern Missouri.

[St. Louis Post Dispatch]