ITC Midwest (ITC) has built a new 345 kV (345,000 volt) electricity transmission line from the Beverly Substation along 26th Street in southwest Cedar Rapids, west and south to the new Morgan Valley substation near Walford. This transmission line is approximately seven miles in length.
What does this line mean for the Cedar Rapids area?
This project provides additional access to the high voltage electricity transmission system for the Cedar Rapids area, and specifically serves the industrial load center on the southwest side of the city. This line also provides additional voltage support and stability, and enables the system to serve increased load growth in the future. Finally, with the permanent shutdown of the Duane Arnold Energy Center in August 2020, the Beverly-Morgan Valley project ensures Cedar Rapids has a new connection to the high voltage transmission grid and additional access to electricity generation sources.