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Re: Kansas approves high-voltage transmission line for wind power
Reply #1 - Feb 2nd, 2012 at 10:11pm
That is stupid to ship the electricity 700 miles away. I guess the east coast needs power and Kansas dont? Who the heck paid for it Kansas?  Shocked
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Kansas approves high-voltage transmission line for wind power
Dec 11th, 2011 at 6:31pm
I am a bit torn on these types of developments.

We need the green power, but then they ship the power to other States and the power isn't used within that State for it's people. Or to lower the people's power costs.

And someone has to pay for all of it, which would be the people in the other State, who don't get a break on their power bills either.

It's also just another revenue stream for governments to collect more in taxes and then grow bigger.

Why are we not promoting small wind turbines for each house? And small Solar?

You would immediately lower your power bill with your own wind turbine or solar.

This is said to be a $2 billion project. $2B would buy a lot of small solar systems, which would produce a lot more power than wind.

Actual real jobs created, 120. Drop in bucket.

"A Houston-based company has received initial approval from Kansas regulators to develop a high-voltage transmission line across the state to carry electricity from wind farms to Missouri and states farther east.

The Kansas Corporation Commission on Wednesday approved an application from Clean Line Energy Partners to do business as a public utility in Kansas. The KCC decision is a big step in the company's efforts to get regulatory approval in three states to build a $2 billion, 700-mile transmission line from western Kansas to just over the Indiana border."

"Electricity that runs through the Grain Belt Express won't be sold in Kansas"

"Clean Line officials said the transmission line will make it possible for $7 billion in new wind energy development in the state, mostly new wind farms, along with manufacturing opportunities to supply those projects."
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