The compromise filed calls for Prairie Wind Transmission to build a line extending about 175 miles from the Wichita area west-southwest to the Liberal area and about 25 miles south-southwest to the Kansas-Oklahoma border from Medicine Lodge.

ITC Great Plains will build a 765kV line connecting to Prairie Wind Transmission’s line near the intersection of Clark, Comanche and Kiowa counties going about 35 miles northwest to Spearville and then about 145 miles north to the Kansas-Nebraska border.

Prairie Wind Transmission and ITC Great Plains previously had submitted separate proposals to build 765kV transmission lines in Kansas.

Kelly Harrison, president of Prairie Wind Transmission, and vice president of transmission operations and environmental services at Westar Energy, said: “All parties agree that Kansas needs high-voltage transmission lines, and this could help Prairie Wind and ITC move to make the new lines a reality.”

Prairie Wind Transmission is a joint venture formed by Westar Energy and Electric Transmission America — a joint venture of subsidiaries of American Electric Power and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company — to build and own new electric transmission assets in Kansas.