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Ameren planning 330-mile transmission line through tri-state area

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- A huge crowd turned out Monday night to view Ameren's plans for a new 330-mile long high-voltage electric transmission line.

Landowners got a chance to visit with Ameren representatives and view maps of where the company hopes to build. 

Stretching east from Palmyra into Indiana, Ameren says the project is necessary, in order to bring a large amount of renewable energy to the entire midwestern region.  They say their main purpose was to educate landowners about this massive project.

"We need easements," said Ameren Spokesman Leigh Morris.  "The easements are 150 feet wide, and landowners will be compensated for that easement.  In addition, if we do any damage going forward, they get compensated for that as well."

Ameren hopes to get approval for this project from the state this fall, and plans to begin construction in 2015. '

For more information on this project and for upcoming open houses,visit ILRiversTransmission.com.

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