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Renewable Energy

Helpful publications on renewable energy

Applicable laws

  • KSA 79-201 (Eleventh) Property exempt from taxation … electric generating property using renewable technology …

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Solar Energy

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Transmission Easements

Helpful publications and resources regarding transmission easements

  • Electric Transmission Easements (pre-recorded video webinar, requires member login), by Wendee Grady, Director of the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation (Jan. 2020). This 1-hour webinar discusses landowner contract considerations for electric transmission easements, and briefly discusses the status of the Grain Belt Express. It was recorded in conjunction with the Legal Foundation’s Ag Law Briefs webinar series, and requires KFB member login to view.
  • Negotiating Transmission Line Easements (pdf) , by Michael Irvin with the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation (2010).

Applicable laws

  • KSA 17-618. Eminent domain, exercise by sundry corporations and partnerships. (This statute grants eminent domain authority to electric transmission and pipeline companies, regardless of public utility status.)
  • KSA 66-104. Utilities subject to supervision; exceptions. (Pursuant to this statute, electric transmission lines that are built as part of a wind or solar operation are not public utilities, and therefore not regulated by KCC.)
  • KSA 66-1,177. Electric transmission lines; definitions.
  • KSA 66-1,178. Same; siting of electric transmission lines; permit required; application, contents, hearings. (This statute grants oversight to KCC on eminent domain authority and siting electric transmissions lines of 230kV or more that are at least 5 miles in length.)
  • KSA 79-259 Property exempt from taxation; certain electric transmission lines and appurtenances.

Other helpful websites regarding transmission easements

  • Grain Belt Express: The Grain Belt Express Line is an approximately 800-mile, 600 kilovolt high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line project. When built, it will deliver up to 4,000 megawatts (MW) of power from western Kansas and the surrounding area to customers in Missouri and states farther east. For more information about the Grain Belt Express, visit their website.
  • Grain Belt Express before the KCC: To learn more about the status of the Grain Belt Express matters before the Kansas Corporation Commission, you may view KCC dockets with the following links:
    • Docket 11-GBEE-624-COC (closed) for information regarding Grain Belt Express’s application for a limited certificate of public convenience to transact the business of a public utility in the State of Kansas, which was granted by the KCC on December 7, 2011.
    • Docket 13-GBEE-803-MIS (closed) for information regarding Grain Belt Express’s application for transmission siting, which was granted by the KCC on November 7, 2013.
    • Docket 14-GBEE-527-CPL (open) for information regarding Grain Belt Express’s compliance filings.
    • Docket 19-GBEE-253-ACQ (closed) for information regarding Invenergy’s acquisition of the Grain Belt Express Line project from Clean Line, which was approved by the KCC on June 18, 2019.

 

Wind Energy

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