For more information contact: Abbie Hodgson, 785-271-3269
April 2, 2010
KCC to Hold Public Hearing Regarding Siting of New Transmission Line ITC requests to build 345 kV line between Hays and Nebraska
Topeka, KS- The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold a public hearing Monday, April 12th in Stockton, KS regarding ITC Great Plains, LLC (ITC) application to build a 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Hays, KS and the Kansas-Nebraska border.
Monday, April 12th
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Stockton City Hall Auditorium
115 S. Walnut
Stockton, KS 67669
The public hearing will take place in two parts. During part one, members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions of the company, KCC staff, and the Citizens' Utility Ratepayer Board (CURB). During part two, members of the public will have the opportunity to make formal statements about the project to the three-member commission.
Members of the public unable to attend the public hearing may submit comments to the KCC through May 12th. Comments should reference: Docket No. 10-ITCE-557-MIS and be emailed to: , made over the phone at: 1-800-662-0027, or mailed to:
Kansas Corporation Commission
Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection
1500 S.W. Arrowhead Road
Topeka, Kansas 66604-4027
About the Application
ITC submitted an application on March 2, 2010 to build a new 85-mile long transmission line from Hays in Ellis County, north through Rooks, Osborne, and Smith Counties to the Kansas-Nebraska border (view map). ITC estimates that it will cost $92.2 million to build and that construction should be complete no later than June 1, 2013.
This is the second phase of a three phase project. The KCC approved phase one, the building of a 345 kV transmission line from Spearville, Kansas to Hays, Kansas, in July 2009. Phase three, which will run from the Kansas-Nebraska border to Axtell, Nebraska, will be built by the Nebraska Public Power District.