Mark Twain Transmission Project
We depend on reliable electricity every day. The electric transmission grid on which we rely is comprised of a large network of interconnected transmission lines. This network is the backbone to delivering power to our home, schools and businesses.
In order to bring power from interspersed generators to you, transmission lines deliver electricity to substations, which reduce the electricity to lower voltages so it can travel through the distribution system to your home or business.

New transmission lines are built for many important reasons, two of which are:
1. To meet the growing need for reliable electricity from a variety of generating sources such as renewable supplies. New homes, new stores, new offices, new factories - they all need electricity, and they all call on us to deliver it. Also, consumers are using a growing number of electrically powered devices and equipment, which creates new demand for power. We must make certain we have enough transmission line capacity to supply the electricity end users need.
2. To improve service reliability. This means fewer service outages, and when outages do occur, outages of shorter duration.

As we have previously stated, our goal was to have final routes by the end of 2014 for the Mark Twain Transmission Project. However, the constructive input we have received from landowners and interested parties has exceeded our expectations. In order to properly evaluate all of the suggestions and comments we have received, we find it necessary to take additional time in the route finalization process. Therefore, we now anticipate we will have final routes in early 2015. Thank you for your patience.


Hotline: 888.340.6640
Mail: Mark Twain Transmission Project
         c/o Burns & McDonnell
         Jennifer Berry
         9400 Ward Parkway
         Kansas City, MO 64114

New transmission line from Palmyra to Kirksville and then north to the Iowa border
Length: Approximately 100 miles
In-service date: 2018
Voltage: 345,000 volts
Structures: Single-shaft steel poles
Easement width: 150 feet
MISO Multi-Value Project (MVP)

   Ameren Transmission
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