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McLean County Reliability Project

Ameren Illinois proposes to construct a new, approximately 10-mile 138,000-volt transmission line and associated facilities are proposed to improve energy reliability to local customers. The new line will connect the existing McLean County Substation and the upgraded Normal East Substation located near Normal, Illinois. The new line and associated facilities are needed for Ameren Illinois to improve energy reliability and to support continued growth in the area. The Project is proposed to be in-service by December 2020.  

Project Fact Sheet 


Community Benefits

  • Supports the expansion needed for continued area growth
  • Improves local energy reliability

Quick Facts

  • New transmission line and substation
  • Project will improve energy reliability
  • Length: Approximately 10 miles of new transmission line
  • In-service date: 2020
  • Voltage: 138,000 volts
  • Structure: Single-shaft steel pole
  • Easement width: 100 feet

Contact Us


Hotline: 309.319.7186

Mail: McLean County Reliability Project
370 S Main St
Decatur, IL 62523

Media Contact: 309.677.5073

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