A proposed energy transmission line project that could use eminent domain across Marshall County received a multi-year extension on its construction permit by the Kansas Corporation Commission on Sept. 26.

The project’s developer, Invenergy, now has until December 2024 to show that it has obtained financing for the entire project, a 750-mile transmission line connecting wind farms in Ford County, Kan., to Indiana. Invenergy, Chicago, will also be required to show that it has a majority of easements necessary to build the Kansas portion of the project have been obtained, arere demonstrably being negotiated or are subject to eminent domain proceedings in state court.