Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) is pleased to announce we have completed and energized the Spoon River Transmission Project, a 44-mile, 345 kV transmission line between Galesburg and Peoria. The project team finished ahead of schedule and maintained safety for our crews and communities during construction. Over the past several years, we have worked hard to engage the public and local leaders prior to construction during a series of open houses and meetings to help determine the best route for the transmission line in your community. We listened to you and have gained knowledge through your valuable insight.
The Spoon River Transmission Project is directly aligned with our strategic goals of providing customers with reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible energy. It provides local and regional benefits, including improved energy reliability, increased transmission capacity and greater access to lower-cost energy, including renewable sources such as wind.
Our goal was to keep all those interested involved and maintain communication every step of the way. The Spoon River Transmission Project is successful due to the continued support, collaboration and engagement of the communities, landowners and our contract partners. We are grateful and would like to extend our appreciation for the cooperation in planning, designing and construction of the project. Thank you for helping us to Power the Quality of Life.