Ameren Transmission schedules final public open house
9 months ago
September 24th even on proposed electric transmission line routes in Quincy
Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois today announced a public open house will be held on Monday, Sept. 24, to provide area residents an opportunity to learn about the proposed routes for the planned 345,000-volt Illinois Rivers electric transmission line.
The open house will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the America’s Best Value Inn & Conference Center, 300 Gardner Expressway, Quincy.
The planned 345,000-volt Illinois Rivers electric transmission line will run from Palmyra, Mo., to Sugar Creek, Ind. The total project is approximately 330 miles in length, including a line approximately 41 miles long between Meredosia and Ipava and an isolated line about 28 miles long to link the Rising and Sidney substations in the Champaign area.
On display at the open house will be large detailed maps showing the proposed Illinois Rivers electric transmission line primary and alternate routes. Both are viable routes, but the primary route is the one Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois would prefer to build.
In addition, there will be a geographic information station (GIS) that will allow landowners to determine the location of the proposed routes in relation to their properties.
This open house is an informal event that will stress one-on-one conversations with various experts and will allow residents to come at a time that is most convenient. Experts will explain in detail why the project is necessary, discuss proposed routes and answer questions. Furthermore, attendees will be encouraged to provide their input.
Later this year, Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois will file with the Illinois Commerce Commission a petition requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to allow the construction of the Illinois Rivers electric transmission line on a route approved by the commission. The filing will include both the proposed primary and alternate routes.
The project is designed to:
- Facilitate the delivery of renewable energy.
- Strengthen the transmission system, provide additional transmission capacity, and improve reliability.
- Provide economic and efficiency benefits.
- Provide local area reliability benefits and voltage support.
- The Illinois Rivers Project is directly aligned with the Ameren strategic goals of providing customers with safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible energy.
Additional information about Illinois Rivers is available by at the project website, including a schedule of all open house events.
With assets of approximately $24 billion, Ameren companies serve approximately 2.4 million electric customers and almost one million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.