Iowa regulators approve renewable energy power line

The Gazette, Sept. 15, 2023

An underground high-voltage power line to ship electricity from Midwestern renewable energy projects to Eastern markets this week won approval for the portion of its Iowa route from state regulators. The 350-mile SOO Green HVDC Link will start in Mason City and run to Plano, Ill. The direct current line will be buried underground mostly following a Canadian Pacific railroad right of way, although Iowa regulators approved use of eminent domain to force some private property owners to sell easements. Read more here.