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The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has approved ITC Great Plains LLC's Elm Creek-to-Summit transmission line project in central Kansas, which involves the construction of approximately one-half of a 60-mile, 345 kV line connecting the ITC Great Plains Elm Creek Substation to Westar Energy's Summit Substation.

ITC Great Plains, in partnership with Mid-Kansas Electric Company LLC (MKEC), will construct the northern portion of the line and co-own and operate this section with MKEC. Westar Energy will build, own and operate the southern half of the line. The project also will involve upgrades at both substations.

Each company will file route applications for their portions of the line with the Kansas Corporation Commission later this spring for review, with rulings on the routes expected later this year. Right-of-way acquisition and engineering design are scheduled for 2014-2015, followed by construction in 2015 and 2016. The line will be energized shortly thereafter.


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