Utilities propose new Texas transmissions lines

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Associated Press

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 17 at 12:03 PM

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Some utilities have proposed new transmission lines to better connect users to wind-generated power from West Texas.

Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, which serves Texas and Oklahoma, has teamed with Sharyland Utilities to connect natural gas generation units near Abernathy to new transmission lines.

Sharyland on Friday filed an application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

The Amarillo Globe-News (http://bit.ly/1kRVafQ ) reported Monday that the PUC has been asked to approve a route for a transmission line that could cost up to $158 million, including a substation.

The line would run from Golden Spread's TUCO Station in Hale County to a just-finished transmission line where it passes through Floyd County northeast of Floydada (floi-DAY'-duh). That line plugs into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, serving the rest of the state.

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Information from: Amarillo Globe-News, http://www.amarillo.com

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