140-mile electric transmission line working Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 11 at 10:02 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Lower Colorado River Authority says a new 140-mile electric transmission line that links substations in Kendall and Schleicher (SHLY'-ker) counties has been energized.

The Austin-based LCRA on Tuesday announced the line was completed four months ahead of schedule.

The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1aBVksl ) reports the 345-kilovolt line borders Interstate 10 in Kerr and Kimble counties. The line was constructed by the LCRA's Transmission Services Corp. in a $345 million state contract. The project is part of a state initiative to upgrade the electrical grid and relay power from wind farms in the Panhandle and West Texas.

LCRA says energy began flowing Sept. 4 in the line through Schleicher, Sutton, Kimble, Kerr, Gillespie and Kendall counties.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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