The project is a proposal by Ameren to build a 100 mile, 345 kV transmission line from Palmyra, Missouri, to the Iowa border, including a substation in Kirksville, according to the Center for Rural Affairs Organization’s website. Ameren’s goal is to have the transmission line’s in-service date begin during 2018, depending on feedback from the residents of towns where construction will occur. The purpose of the line is to improve the efficiency of Ameren’s transmission grid and give certain regions better access to renewable energy.
Adair County commissioners passed a resolution and advocated their opposition of the project since the start of the project’s timeline during 2014. However, there will continue to be open house meetings with Ameren until the in-service date during 2018.