350-Mile Underground Electricity Transmission Line Would Connect Iowa to Chicago

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Jingoli Power, and Siemens Financial Services are pitching underground electricity transmission infrastructure for the midwest.
March 12, 2019, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A development company wants to build a 349-mile underground transmission line that will take renewable energy from wind-rich rural Iowa to high-demand eastern U.S. cities," reports Donnelle Eller.

Direct Connect Development Co. wants to be the first to deploy SOO Green technology in the United States. The project would deliver a "2,100-megawatt, high-voltage transmission line that would run underground from Mason City to the Chicago area along existing railroad lines, primarily the Canadian Pacific."

"The project is expected to cost about $2.5 billion and could be operational by 2024," pending local, state, and federal approvals, according to Eller.

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Published on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Des Moines Register
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