Spoon River Transmission Line Project


We gathered input from area residents, community leaders, landowners, and other stakeholders during the routing process prior to building a new transmission line. We hosted public open houses in each affected county to facilitate information gathering.

We carefully considered the input we received as we developed proposed routes for the new transmission line. We paid special attention to siting sensitivities identified through the public meetings, as well as siting opportunities. We also considered such factors as cost and design.
  Spoon River Transmission Contact Us
Email: SpoonRiverTransmission@ameren.com
Hotline: 800.295.8912
Mail: Spoon River Transmission Line Project
         8420 N. University St.
         Peoria, IL 61615
Media Contact: 314.554.4135

Spoon River Transmission Outreach Stages
1: Project Area Host Focus Group Workshops with local leaders March 2014
2: Alternative Routes Host Round 1 of Public Open Houses April 2014
3: Proposed Routes Host Round 2 of Public Open Houses June 2014
Spoon River Transmission Route Selecton Criteria
We filed two routes for consideration by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) in 2014.

Some of the routing criteria we reviewed included, but was not limited to, the items listed below (not in order of importance):
open house
Airports Agriculture Cemeteries
Conservation areas Decares Recreational facilities
Schools Residences Engineering & construction considerations
Wetlands & streams
Spoon River Transmission Regulatory Process Spoon River Transmission Process Infographic
We filed a petition with the ICC, requesting their review and approval of the project. On September 16, 2015, the ICC approved the project by issuing a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN), and they approved a final route.

For more information, visit icc.illinois.gov.
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