Davenport, Iowa — The company that’s bringing the wind power transmission line to northwest Iowa continues to talk to businesses along their proposed route. Clean Line Energy is seeking to partner with Iowa businesses to help them build their $1.7 billion power line across the state.
They met with companies in the Quad Cities on Thursday, wrapping up a week of similar open house events. The 500-mile transmission project is to deliver wind energy produced in northwest Iowa through a converter station in O’Brien County and across both Iowa and Illinois to near Morris, Illinois. There the lines are to connect with the grid at the Collins Substation.
Officials say the project is expected to create 5,000 construction jobs. Plus 500 about workers are expected to be needed in operations jobs, primarily here in northwest Iowa.