Texas beefing up transmission lines for additional wind power

The Texas Public Utility Commission has just approved the construction of almost five billion dollars worth of electricity transmission lines in order to carry power generated by new wind power farms in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle to the more populated parts of the state like Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

The new power lines, when complete, will be able to carry a total of 18,456 megawatts of electricty. Texas currently is the leading wind power producing state in the US at 5,300 installed megawatts, and additional wind farms are expected to come on line over the next several years, including the T. Boone Pickens windfarm that will generate close to 4,000 megawatts when completed in 2014.

via: Environmental News Service

3 thoughts on “Texas beefing up transmission lines for additional wind power

  1. This is going to be great for future electricity rates in Texas!

  2. I am in the Sales/Marketing department of EDG Int’l, Inc.

    EDGI is an Oklahoma based (full scope) Engineering firm.

    I would like to have the name, number, address and e-mail address of the Project Manager/Engineer in charge of the Texas Public Utility Commission wind power projects.

    The engineers and tecnicians here at EDGI are very interested in being of service on this project.

    Thank you for a prompt response.

    Way to go!!

  3. mary – probably the best way to get the point of contact you’re looking for would be to check on the Texas Public Utility Commission web site – a simple check on google shows it to be http://www.puc.state.tx.us/ You can find a news release on this topic in their “News Releases” section – there’s probably some name and numbers there.

    good luck!

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