US DOE green lights $2.5bn transmission project

WCN Editorial Team 29 Mar 2016 NORTH AMERICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved and agreed to participate in Clean Line Energy Partners’ Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project.

Estimated to cost $2.5bn, the project is due to be the largest clean energy infrastructure project in the US.

It will offer 4,000MW of low-cost, clean power from the Oklahoma Panhandle region to customers in Arkansas, Tennessee and other states in the Mid-South and Southeast through a 705-mile direct current transmission line. The power generated is expected to be sufficient for over one million American households.

The project will be entirely funded by private investment, and is anticipated to create thousands of jobs in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee. It will include the construction of a 500MW converter station in Arkansas.

Clean Line Energy Partners president Michael Skelly said that the regulatory nod will allow construction work to begin in 2017.

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