Power Line Hearings Have Been Set For Kansas Residents

By: WIBW (Posted by Kion Hudson)
By: WIBW (Posted by Kion Hudson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Public hearings are set across the state to discuss a siting application for a major power line.

Grain belt express filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission to build a high capacity power line near the Spearville 345 K-V Substation in Ford County, Kansas...

The first public hearing is set for tomorrow in the Seneca Community Building,starting at 6 p.m.

Grain belt express says the power line will export clean, renewable energy from western Kansas to Missouri, Illinois and farther east and will create new jobs.

Other meeting sites are as follows:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013, Beginning at 6:00 pm
North Central Kansas Technical College-Student Union Conference Room Union Drive, 3033 US Highway 24
Beloit, Kansas 67420

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, Beginning at 6:00 pm
Ruppenthal Middle School--Auditorium
400 North Elm
Russell, Kansas 67665

Thursday, August 22, 2013, Beginning at 6:00 pm
Kinsley Junior/Senior High School--Auditorium
716 Colony Avenue
Kinsley, Kansas 67547

The Commission will accept written comments from the public through August 28, 2013. Written comments regarding the case should reference Docket No. 13-GBEE-803-MIS and should be emailed directly to public.affairs@kcc.ks.gov.


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