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Mid-Kansas Electric Co. and Sunflower Electric Power Corp. have reached an agreement with ITC Great Plains LLC designating ITC Great Plains to build two of the three sections that will constitute the proposed Kansas V-Plan transmission project.

ITC Great Plains will build two sections of the Kansas V-Plan, which will further wind energy development, according to the company. The first section is a transmission line from Spearville, Kan., to Comanche County, Kan., and the second section is a transmission line from Comanche County to Medicine Lodge, Kan. The V-Plan will be constructed at 765 kV if deemed appropriate by Southwest Power Pool Inc. Construction of the project is subject to state certificate and siting approvals, resolution of cost recovery and cost allocation issues, and lender consent.

"This agreement is a revolutionary approach and a major milestone in the quest to build a 21st century transmission grid in Kansas," says Carl Huslig, ITC Great Plains president. "ITC, Mid-Kansas and Sunflower believe that collaboration is an excellent model for building crucial infrastructure. The winners will be Kansans, who will benefit from a robust transmission grid that will increase reliability, lower costs, provide equal access to energy and further wind energy development."

As part of the agreement, Mid-Kansas and Sunflower have offered Westar Energy an opportunity to build the third section of the Kansas V-Plan, a transmission line that will run from Medicine Lodge to Sedgwick County, Kan., terminating just outside Wichita, Kan. Westar operates a service territory that overlaps portions of the third section. In the offer, Westar would build a segment of the V-Plan outside its service territory. Should Westar elect not to participate, ITC Great Plains is committed to building any portion of the third section.

SOURCE: ITC Holdings Corp.

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