Plains and Eastern Clean Line said its project employees have met with more than 1,800 people in the project area. They've also held meetings with local officials and community leaders in more than 30 counties across Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee.
Plains and Eastern Clean Line already has agreements with Claremore-based Pelco Structural LLC to manufacture the monopoles for the transmission lines.
“This approval from FERC is a great step toward developing Oklahoma's low-cost, clean energy resources,” said Oklahoma Energy Secretary Michael Ming.
“The Plains and Eastern Clean Line will create jobs while enabling billions of dollars of investments in Oklahoma's clean energy industry,” he said.
Clean Line received commission approval earlier this year for its Rock Island Clean Line, a similar high-voltage, direct-current transmission project from Iowa to Illinois.
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The Plains and Eastern Clean Line will create jobs while enabling billions of dollars of investments in Oklahoma's clean energy industry.”