USA, Missouri, Jefferson City: Clean Line Energy Partners, a Houston-based company, plans to build a high-voltage direct-current transmission line in partnership with ABB and General Cable Corp., to transfer 3,500 megawatts of power generated by wind farms in southeastern Kansas, across Missouri and Illinois, to Indiana and farther east.
The state’s director of economic development, Mike Downing, said the project would help Missouri increase renewable energy sources.
ABB, which has a plant in Jefferson City, will bulid medium power transformers. The multinational company will also add 20 jobs in addition to the existing 175 at St. Louis.
General Cable Corp., a Kentucky-based company, will supply high-voltage transmission conductors for the 750-mile long line. Roger Roundhouse, senior vice president for electric utility products, said the project will allow the plant to stay in Sedalia and require new investment at the plant.
“We see tremendous opportunity and meaningful opportunity in supporting the development of renewable energy,” Roundhouse said. “It’s good for the environment and it’s good for Missouri.”
The Construction of the line is scheduled to start in 2016.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch