Illinois Transmission Project Ameren Illinois

Illinois Rivers Project





We gathered input from area residents, community leaders, landowners, and other stakeholders during the routing process prior to building a new transmission line. We hosted over 95 public meetings in the counties to facilitate information gathering.  During this period, we carefully considered the input we received in developing the route for the Illinois Rivers Transmission Project.  We paid special attention to siting sensitivities identified through the public meetings, as well as siting opportunities.  We also considered such factors as cost and design.

We filed a petition with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), requesting their review and approval of the project. On February 20, 2014, the ICC granted the project by issuing a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) and approving the final route. 

For more information on the process and Illinois Rivers Transmissions Project, visit the ICC website and enter the case number: 12-0598 (


An Open & Transparent Process

Siting Criteria