Federal report gives Texas wind power lines high marks
POSTED: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:14am
Last year 3,500 miles of transmission lines were laid out across Texas
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; installation of new transmission lines across Texas has reduced the amount of time wind generators aren’t able to transmit power across the state due to congestion, the U.S. Energy Information Administration wrote this week.
Through a $7 billion project completed last year, 3,500 miles of transmission lines were laid out across Texas, connecting rural regions — where there are wind farms are most prevalent — to the urban centers with high demand for electricity.