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Spoon River Transmission Line 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 homes, 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.

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Hotline: 800.295.8912
Mail: Spoon River Transmission Line Project
         8420 N. University St.
         Peoria, IL 61615
Media Contact: 314.554.4135

Read October 2016 project newsletter.
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Spoon River Transmission Energy Flow

Spoon River Transmission Quick Facts
New transmission line between Galesburg and Peoria
Length: 46 miles of new transmission line
In-service date: 2018
Voltage: 345,000-volts
Structures: single-shaft steel pole
Easement width: 150 feet
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