A public meeting will be held this afternoon regarding an electric transmission line project starting in northwest Iowa.
The Rock Island Clean Line will deliver up to 3,500 megawatts of clean power from northwest Iowa and the surrounding region to communities in Illinois and other eastern states.
The electricity will be transported by a 500-mile overhead, high voltage direct current transmission line. The Rock Island Clean Line will make possible approximately $7 billion worth of investments in new wind energy projects, which today cannot be constructed due to the lack of available transmission.
The project will cost approximately $1.7 billion. The line will provide enough affordable renewable energy to power approximately 1.4 million homes. The open house style meeting will run from 3:30 until 5pm at the Sioux City Convention Center.