ITC Great Plains submits plan for Oklahoma high-voltage transmission lines

ITC Great Plains filed a proposal with regional grid operator Southwest Power Pool to add five new electricity transmission lines, including two that would cross parts of Oklahoma.
by Paul Monies Published: October 18, 2012

“This proposal offers an inter-regional planning perspective that is generation-neutral and works within the regional planning process to produce optimal grid performance,” Joseph L. Welch, ITC's chairman, president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “These projects will draw upon ITC's track record as a best-in-class independent transmission developer and operator, as evidenced by the success of our existing projects and partnerships with local utilities in the Great Plains region.”

ITC completed its Hugo to Valiant project in June. The 18-mile, 345-kilovolt line included a new substation and connects Western Farmers Electric Cooperative's Hugo power plant and Valiant in southeastern Oklahoma.


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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