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ITC Great Plains Provides Grant For Kansas Oral History Project

TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 8, 2023) – ITC Great Plains is supporting preservation efforts of the history of energy, including electric transmission, and the environment, through a $3,000 grant awarded to the Kansas Oral History Project.

The Kansas Oral History Project is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is collecting oral histories of various aspects of life in Kansas, particularly public policymaking. As interviews with entities in the energy industry, and policymakers begin capturing the role electric transmission plays will be pertinent.

“With more than 100 oral histories already posted in a number of collections, we’re committed to capturing the area of energy,” said Kansas Oral History Project Board President Ramon Powers. “Additionally, ITC Great Plains’ $3,000 grant will allow us to accomplish our goal of producing civic education materials for schools and the general public, helping to explain leadership, public policy and the process of law-making.”

Through its grant programs, ITC Great Plains supports organizations that make a strong, positive social impact and improve the quality of life in the communities served by the company.

“ITC Great Plains is honored to support the Kansas Oral History Project,” said ITC Local Government and Community Affairs Regional Manager Kim Goodnight. “We believe that capturing the history of the energy industry will be key in shaping public policies in the future.”

The Kansas Oral History Project began this work in 2015 and was incorporated in 2016. For more information visit KSORALHISTORY.ORG/ABOUT-KANSAS-ORAL-HISTORY-PROJECT.

ITC Manager J.R. Behan presents a check to President Raymond Powers, with Treasurer Mary Galligan
ITC Manager of State Government Affairs J.R. Behan (center) presents a check to President of the Kansas Oral History Project Raymond Powers (right) with Treasurer Kansas Oral History Project Mary Galligan (left) in attendance.

About ITC Great Plains 
ITC Great Plains LLC is a subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent electricity transmission company in the U.S. ITC Great Plains operates approximately 470 circuit miles of transmission lines in Kansas and Oklahoma. The company maintains regional offices in Dodge City, Topeka and Wichita, Kansas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For further information visit WWW.ITC-HOLDINGS.COM. ITC Holdings Corp. is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information visit WWW.FORTISINC.COM.

Media Contacts: 
Darcy Ehrmann, Senior Communications Specialist, ITC Great Plains

Kathleen Holt, Board Member, Kansas Oral History Project