ITC Great Plains to acquire two interconnection substations in Kansas
The first asset is the 230kV Elm Creek substation located near Concordia which provides for interconnection of the Cloud County wind farm. The second asset is a 138kV substation located in eastern Barber County near Medicine Lodge which provides for interconnection of the Flat Ridge wind farm. Closing the transaction is contingent upon approval from the Kansas Corporation Commission to amend ITC Great Plains's certificate of public convenience and authority, and from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to recover the costs of the two substations. Carl Huslig, president of ITC Great Plains, said: "By acquiring these assets, ITC Great Plains can continue its vision to build a 21st-century transmission grid in Kansas. Kansas needs a robust energy superhighway to reliably deliver energy throughout the region, and this acquisition today positions ITC Great Plains to build transmission projects to meet future energy demands."