in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Rock Island Clean Line LLC, an affiliate of Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, says it has requested public utility status and approval to build a 500-mile high-voltage direct-current transmission line that will deliver 3.5 GW of wind energy from northwestern Iowa to Illinois and other states to the east.

In its application to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), Rock Island formally requested approval of a route for the line. The company's proposed route resulted from more than two and a half years of routing work, during which project representatives met with thousands of landowners to gather feedback, collected thousands of routing comments and considered hundreds of different potential routing alternatives, Rock Island explains.

The company did not, in its application to the ICC, request eminent-domain authority for the Rock Island Clean Line project.

In May, Rock Island obtained a key regulatory approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin negotiating transmission service agreements with potential customers.

The company also recently signed a development agreement to partner with Omaha, Neb.-based Kiewit Power Constructors Co. Under the agreement, Kiewit will provide development and permitting support, as well as engineering and construction services, for the project.



Hybrid Energy Innovations

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

Smart Grid Interest Continues To Spread Among U.S. Rural Utilities

A new survey gauges rural smart grid efforts across the country and offers key findings, one of which is that nearly all utilities polled are doing something to modernize their systems.


Global Smart Grid Tech Revenue Slated For Solid Growth

According to a report from Navigant Research, annual revenue for smart grid technologies will reach over $70 billion within the next 10 years.


Utilities Partner With Energy Storage To Harness Renewables

As utilities struggle to incorporate the increased use of intermittent renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind power, onto the grid, the power providers are looking to energy storage.


Smart Meter Fire Probe Points To Sensus Design 'Shortcomings'

There has been more fallout in Saskatchewan: An investigation into SaskPower's halted smart meter program says Sensus Generation 3.3 units "have a tendency to leak" and the utility mishandled the rollout.


Two Years After Superstorm Sandy, Utilities Highlight Grid Efforts

As the U.S. reflects on the monster hurricane that struck in October 2012, utilities note what they have done to help protect against future severe weather.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180