Kansas, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] ITC Great Plains LLC announced the purchase of two interconnection substations in Kansas as part of a strategic partnership with the Mid-Kansas Electric Company LLC.
The first asset is the 230-kilovolt (kV) Elm Creek substation located near Concordia which provides for interconnection of the Cloud County Wind Farm. The second asset is a 138-kV substation located in eastern Barber County near Medicine Lodge which provides for interconnection of the Flat Ridge Wind Farm.
“By acquiring these assets, ITC Great Plains can continue its vision to build a 21st -century transmission grid in Kansas,” said Carl Huslig, ITC Great Plains president. “Kansas needs a robust energy superhighway to reliably deliver energy throughout the region, and this acquisition today positions ITC Great Plains to build transmission projects to meet future energy demands.”
Closing the transaction is contingent upon approval from the Kansas Corporation Commission to amend ITC Great Plains’ certificate of public convenience and authority and from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to recover the costs of the two substations.
In September of this year, Mid-Kansas, along with the Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, designated ITC Great Plains to build two of the three sections of transmission line comprising the Kansas V-Plan, the largest electric infrastructure project proposed in Kansas in nearly 25 years.