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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Clean Line Energy to meet with local businesses Wednesday

  • Clean Line Energy Partners (Clean Line) is holding a series of meetings and inviting local businesses to attend and learn about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line transmission project.
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  • Clean Line Energy Partners (Clean Line) is holding a series of meetings and inviting local businesses to attend and learn about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line transmission project. The Grain Belt Express Clean Line is a 700-mile overhead, direct current transmission line that will deliver 3,500 megawatts of low-cost wind power from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and states farther east.
    Company representatives say Clean Line is committed to using qualified local and regional contractors in Missouri to assist in the development, construction, and maintenance of the transmission line, whenever possible.  
    Clean Line would like to meet local businesses involved in surveying, geotechnical engineering, aggregate and concrete, construction equipment rental, trucking and fueling, clearing and grading, restoration services, road construction, and many others that could support the transmission line project.
    Company representatives will meet with local businesses tomorrow (Wednesday, June 26), from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Chillicothe Elks Lodge 656, 401 Harvester Road.
    Additional meetings in Missouri are being held in Mexico, Moberly and Hannibal.
    The transmission line and associated wind farms in Kansas will create thousands of construction jobs and hundreds of manufacturing and operations jobs in Missouri and the surrounding region. It will also provide local benefits through property taxes, reduce air pollution and water usage, and result in consumer benefits by delivering low-cost clean energy.
    To learn more about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line and the upcoming Local Business Opportunity Meetings in Missouri, visit www.GrainBeltExpressCleanLine.com.

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