A controversial wind energy project has passed one more step.
A press release from the company released Friday, states Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC received key regulatory approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to sell transmission service to customers at negotiated rates. The project stretches approximately 750 miles. The overhead direct current transmission line will connect wind energy from western Kansas to utilities and customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and states farther east. It will deliver enough energy per year for more than 1.4 million homes.