It’s been permitted by Iowa, they have granted a private company the power of eminent domain for the parts of this transmission project that are not using railroad right-of-way!

Here’s a link for the Iowa Utility Board’s Docket No. E-22436 (and from there just click on “Filings:”

Docket Summary for Docket E-22436

And some Legalectric posts going back a ways:

IUB Hearing for Soo Green xmsn – July 11 & 12 February 25th, 2023

Underground DC transmission in the Midwest? March 12th, 2019

And other resources:

Developer proposes a 350-mile underground transmission line to carry wind energy from rural Iowa to Chicago

A July 2018 presentation: 2018_07_26-SOO-Green-HVDC-Link-overview–Trey-Ward

SOO Green Renewable Rail – A Wind Energy Delivery Project – Joseph DeVito

Leave a Reply