Michael Giberson Last week the Texas PUC approved routes for the northwesternmost link in the CREZ transmission expansion, choosing one of the longest of several possible transmission routes in order to avoid crossing parts of Palo Duro canyon. The canyon is the nation’s second longest and includes a state park. None of the routes would … More Texas Transmission Route to Avoid Crossing Scenic Canyon
Michael Giberson Current and anticipated changes in the patterns of electric power production and consumption drive the demand for new transmission lines to help get lower-cost power from generators to consumers. The biggest changes in power production have come from growth in renewable power supplies, so the expansion of transmission is seen as critical to … More Is Texas Crez a Model for Getting Transmission Lines Built Elsewhere in the Country?
On Thursday, Texas utility regulators selected nine companies to build portions of the nearly $5 billion-worth of transmission intended to better integrate renewable power into the ERCOT grid. … More Texas Regulators Choose Companies to Build Transmission to Reach Wind Power