Project News

Press Releases

Schedule delays necessitate withdrawal   of Rock Island Clean Line’s petitions with IUB

Clean Line Energy today announced that it has withdrawn Rock Island Clean Line’s pending applications for franchise approval at the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) until the resolution of a pending legal proceeding in Illinois. A resolution could come as early as the middle of 2017. - 01/4/2017

IL Supreme Court to hear Case on Northern Illinois’ Largest Clean Energy Infrastructure Project

The Illinois Supreme Court will decide the fate of northern Illinois’ largest clean energy infrastructure project. The Rock Island Clean Line would bring low-cost clean energy, hundreds of high quality jobs, and revenue for local communities to the state. Unanimously approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission in 2014, Rock Island Clean Line’s application to build an electric transmission line in Illinois was blocked by an appellate court decision over the summer. Today, the Illinois Supreme Court decided to review that decision. - 11/26/2016

Clean Line Energy and Others Ask Illinois Supreme Court To Decide the Fate of Wind Energy Power Line

Today, the ICC, the Rock Island Clean Line, the IBEW, the NRDC, and Wind on the Wires asked the Illinois Supreme Court to take up the case. - 09/14/2016

Bluescape to Invest In Clean Line, Advancing Clean Line’s Mission to Deliver Low-Cost Clean Energy

Clean Line Energy is pleased to announce that Bluescape Resources will make up to a $50 million equity investment in Clean Line. - 07/13/2015

Illinois Commerce Commission approves the Rock Island Clean Line transmission project in Illinois

We are pleased to announce that the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) unanimously approved an Order granting Rock Island Clean Line a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct and operate the Illinois portion of a new 500-mile direct current electric power line. - 11/25/2014

Rock Island Clean Line Files For Transmission Franchise In Iowa

$2 billion transmission investment will boost the wind industry in Iowa, create jobs, enhance economic development and strengthen the grid. - 11/6/2014

Clean Line Energy Announce Iowa Manufacturing Agreement

Rock Island Clean line and Sabre Industries will create opportunities for manufacturing jobs and help Iowa maintain its leadership in the wind energy industry. - 02/17/2014

Rock Island Clean Line Signs Agricultural Impact Mitigation Agreement with the IL Dept. of Ag.

Clean Line will work with landowners to preserve the integrity and maintain the productivity of agricultural land during and following construction. - 05/30/2013

National Grid to Invest in Clean Line Energy

$40 Million Investment Advances both Companies' Goal to Deliver Clean Energy - 11/27/2012

Rock Island Clean Line Files for Utility Status in Illinois

Wind Energy Transmission Project Will Enable $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments - 10/10/2012

Rock Island Clean Line Announces Plan To File Proposed Route In Illinois With Updated Public Utility

Moves forward in the development of the transmission line project by beginning work with Kiewit Power and narrowing route alternatives in Illinois. - 08/27/2012

Rock Island Clean Line Receives Approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Major milestone achieved in the development of the transmission line project to move wind energy from Iowa to Illinois and states farther east: company can now begin negotiations with transmission line costumers. - 05/23/2012

Clean Line Energy Signs Agreement With Southwire Company

Transmission line projects will lead to increased demand for wind products manufactured in Illinois. - 03/6/2012

Rock Island Clean Line Files Application With the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee Seeking…

Filing marks major milestone in the development of the transmission line project to move wind energy from Iowa to Illinois and states farther east. - 11/8/2011

Rock Island Clean Line Reaches out to Local Communities

Wind Energy Transmission Project Will Create 5,000 Jobs and Enable $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Investment - 04/25/2011

Rock Island Clean Line Files for Utility Status in Illinois

Wind Energy Transmission Project Will Enable $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments - 10/6/2010

Articles & Media

Rock Island Clean Line responds to lawmakers

The Des Moines Register - 12/28/2015

Power line offers bigger benefits than pipeline

The Des Moines Iowa Register - 11/14/2014

Exporting Iowa’s Wind Energy

Farm News - 09/26/2014

Interstate Power Line Needs Your Feedback

Quad City Times - 11/24/2013

Clean Line Energy conducts public forum

The Spencer Daily Reporter - 08/22/2013

Rock Island to Host Public Forum

The Spencer Daily Reporter - 08/17/2013

Unlocking the Best Wind Resources in the Country

North American Clean Energy - 10/15/2011

Poll: Iowans approve of wind energy

Quad City Times - 07/20/2011

Texas firm proposed new line for wind power Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman

Reprinted with permission from the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman - 07/6/2011

Clean Down the Line

Breaking Energy - 06/14/2011

Clean Line Open House Meetings

Blog for Rural America - 06/7/2011

An impressive company, project

Bureau County Republican - 06/6/2011

Energy transmission line generates interest

Spencer Daily Reporter - 06/3/2011

$1.7B energy line boosts wind power hopes

Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune - 06/3/2011

Energy firm sees new use for an old line

Quad City Times - 05/17/2011

Texas company looks at Quad-Cities for billion-dollar wind project

A Texas company has selected the Quad-Cities region to be part of a billion-dollar renewable energy project that will span several states - 05/5/2011

Wind Transmission Plans Blow into Iowa

Sioux City Journal - 12/19/2010

Increase Power Transmission Lines

Sioux City Journal - 12/9/2010

Clean Line Energy Moves Forward in Illinois

Natural Resources Defense Council Blog - 10/6/2010