PSC schedules three public hearings in Grain Belt Express case
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Missouri Public Service Commission announced in a press release on Wednesday that it will hold three public hearings in March to hear comments related to a case filed by Grain Belt Express LLC.
The case seeks Commission order amending its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity and approving certain modifications to the conditions.
The hearings will be:
- A virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 6
- An in-person meeting at noon Tuesday, March 7 in Mexico at the Elks Lodge at 1705 Christopher Road
- A virtual meeting at noon.
To attend the virtual meetings, the Commission listed these instructions in a press release:
“To attend a virtual local public hearing by telephone, at the time of the hearing, call toll-free 1-855-718-6621, listen to the prompt and enter the meeting number (2450 020 2831 for the March 6 hearing) or (2469 703 1503 for the March 8 hearing) followed by # (pound/hashtag symbol). If prompted for a password, enter 0017. To attend a virtual local public hearing by Webex video (internet), visit the website www.webex.com.”
According to the application, Grain Belt seeks Commission approval of the material changes to the design and engineering of the project:
1) Relocating the Missouri converter station from Ralls County to Monroe County and increasing the capacity of the Missouri converter station from 500 MW to 2,500 MW.
2) Relocating the AC connector line from Ralls County to Monroe, Audrain and Callaway Counties (The AC tie line, known as the “Tiger Connector,” will be approximately 40 miles, going south from the converter station in Monroe County, through Audrain County and ending in Callaway County at the existing McCredie Substation).
3) Constructing the project in two phases.
The Commission announced in December that it will hold formal evidentiary hearings May 22-26, 2023.