By Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News
A new report aims to highlight the financial benefits that transmission projects can bring to rural counties. Specifically, the report from the Center for Rural Affairs takes a closer look at how counties in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas were impacted economically by transmission lines – during construction of the project, after the lines are in service, and through the taxes and fees that accrue to government bodies.
‘It’s a familiar story that renewable energy brings economic development
to rural areas but we forget that transmission does that, too.”
– Johnathan Hladik, Center for Rural Affairs Policy Director
Read more here.
Photo: Crews work on the CapX2020 line near St. Cloud, Minnesota in 2013.