There are three transmission line projects in progress in the South Plains, including the Silverton to Cottonwood line running from Briscoe County to Dickens County east of Lubbock.
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October 9, 2012
Hundreds of miles of high-voltage transmission lines are set to be placed and powered up next year as part of a $7 billion statewide project to transmit West Texas’ renewable energy to the state’s urban centers in the east.
The transmission project is part of a statewide competitive renewable energy zone initiative approved by the Texas Legislature in 2005 and aimed to eventually transmit about 18,500 megawatts of wind power from wind farms across the Panhandle and West Texas to such metro areas as Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, said Bobbie Searcy, a spokeswoman for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas…