USD 130M Spoon River transmission project completed in Illinois

USA, Illinois: Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) has commissioned the Spoon River transmission project, a 70 km long, 345 kV transmission line built between Galesburg and Peoria in Illinois.

The $130 million project, which included construction of two new substations, will provide local and regional benefits, including improved energy-grid reliability, increased transmission capacity and greater access to lower-cost energy, including renewable sources such as wind, reports EBR.

The project helps support the State of Illinois’ Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, which targets 25 % of Illinois’ energy generation to come from renewable sources by 2025-2026.

Source: EBR