Clean Line Energy receives federal approval to set rates for high-voltage transmission lines

The Plains and Eastern Clean Line project will take wind power from Oklahoma's Panhandle to Tennessee. The company has received federal approval to set electricity transmission rates for wind producers and utilities, one of the key steps toward a 2017 completion date.
by Paul Monies Published: September 12, 2012
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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.


by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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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.”

Michael Ming

Oklahoma Energy Secretary

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