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Clean Line Energy Partners reports that 15 wind generation companies in Oklahoma, southwest Kansas and the Texas Panhandle have responded to a request for information (RFI) that was issued on June 20.

According to Clean Line, the results of the RFI confirm that there are abundant, high quality wind resources in the Oklahoma Panhandle region ready to provide affordable clean energy to millions of consumers via a new transmission line, such as the company's Plains & Eastern Clean Line, an approximately 700-mile overhead, direct-current transmission line running from western Oklahoma, southwest Kansas and the Texas Panhandle to utilities and customers in Tennessee, Arkansas and other southeastern markets.

The RFI provides valuable information about generators’ need for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line’s transmission capacity as well as data that will allow Clean Line to characterize the wind resource and production potential of the Panhandle region.

Clean Line says the project developers have rights to more than 16 GW worth of wind projects in the region, demonstrating the need for more transmission infrastructure to move the cost-competitive wind energy to the Mid-South and the Southeast.

The 16 GW of proposed wind projects would represent more than four times the delivery capacity of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line. While Clean Line notes that pricing details will not be made public, the proposed cost per kWh of energy was in line with other wind energy power purchase agreements recently signed in this region.

“When we add our expected transmission cost to the prices proposed by these wind developers, we can offer a delivered product that competes head-to-head with all other energy options available to utilities in the southeastern U.S.,” says Michael Skelly, Clean Line president.

The line, estimated to cost $2 billion, is currently under development, Clean Line notes.


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