The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in Shelbina, Queen City and Kirksville in an electric transmission line case filed by Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI).

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in Shelbina, Queen City and Kirksville in an electric transmission line case filed by Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI). The local public hearing schedule appears below:

October 19— Shelbyville. Gymnasium at North Shelby High School, 3071 Highway 15The local public hearing will begin at 6 p.m.

October 26—Queen City. Schuyler County R-1 Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 21701 U.S. Highway 63. The local public hearing will begin at 6 p.m.

October 27—Kirksville. Truman State University, Student Union Activities Room 3200, 901 South Franklin Street. The local public hearing will begin at 6 p.m.

On May 29, 2015, ATXI filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission asking the Commission to either find that it does not have jurisdiction, or in the alternative, grant ATXI a certificate of convenience and necessity to build, operate and maintain a 345-kV electric transmission line from Palmyra to the Iowa border and an associated substation near Kirksville, Mo.

According to the ATXI application, the proposed 345-kV electric transmission line is approximately 95 miles in length, running generally from a substation near Palmyra, Missouri and extending through Marion, Shelby, Knox and Adair counties to a new substation located near Kirksville, Missouri (Zachary Substation), and proceeding through Schuyler County to a connection point on the Iowa border, together with a 2.2-mile 161-kV connector line from the Zachary Substation to Ameren Missouri’s existing Adair substation.