Kansas Power Line Fight Won't be Resolved for Year

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ State regulators say they'll take another year to decide who gets to new high-voltage power lines across southern Kansas.

But they're urging two competing applicants to draft a compromise.

The three-member Kansas Corporation Commission announced a schedule Thursday for deciding how to link Wichita to southwest
Kansas through the region's highest-voltage lines.

One project is from ITC Great Plains, a Topeka-based subsidiary of a Detroit-area transmission company.

The other involves Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc., the state's largest electric utility. That plan also includes an Ohio-based
energy company and an Iowa firm with ties to billionaire investor
Warren Buffet.

Both projects are estimated to cost $2.2 million a mile.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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