Clean Line Energy Partners has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to negotiate rates and sell service for its 600 kV high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission line across Oklahoma and Arkansas and into Memphis, Tenn.
Clean Line says the $2 billion project is an approximately 750-mile overhead HVDC transmission line that will connect clean energy from western Oklahoma, northern Texas and southwestern Kansas with utilities and customers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and other markets in the mid-south and southeast U.S.
According to the company, a FERC approval will allow it to negotiate market-based rates with potential customers of the project, such as utilities and other load serving entities or clean energy generators. In its filing, Clean Line is seeking the authority to subscribe up to 75% of the line’s transmission capacity with anchor tenants. The remainder of the transmission capacity will be offered through an open season process under the same terms and conditions agreed to by anchor customers, the company notes.
In its application, Clean Line says it addresses the following standards: just and reasonable rates; the potential for undue discrimination; the potential for undue preference, including affiliate preference; and regional reliability and operational efficiency requirements.