Grain Belt Express announces expansion that means more clean energy for Missouri

Missouri will get five times the clean energy previously promised by the developers of the Grain Belt Express transmission line, executives announced Monday. 

Grain Belt Express is a 800-mile high-voltage transmission line meant to carry renewable energy from wind-swept western Kansas across Missouri and Illinois to the Indiana border. 

Previous versions of the bill would have required that at least 50% of power carried by a transmission line be dropped off for use by Missouri ratepayers. The compromise version would require that an amount of power proportional to the length of the line through Missouri be made available to residents. 

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