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Clean Line Energy Partners says its Grain Belt Express subsidiary has received public-utility status from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) and will now be subject to the jurisdiction of the IURC.

According to Clean Line, Grain Belt Express will increase the supply of low-cost electricity, which could reduce wholesale power costs in the region. The 700-mile, overhead, direct-current transmission line will deliver 3.5 GW of wind power from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and states farther east. The project will originate in western Kansas and travel east, where it will interconnect at a substation near Sullivan, Ind.

Utility status in Indiana allows Grain Belt Express to operate, manage and maintain electric transmission facilities in the state, Clean Line notes.


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