USA, Washington D.C.: The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the development of the Clean Line Energy’s $2.5 billion Plains & Eastern Line transmission project in an effort to modernize the grid and accelerate the renewable energy deployment, reports EBR.

US DOE approves $2.5B transmission project

USA, Washington D.C.: The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the development of the Clean Line Energy’s $2.5 billion Plains & Eastern Line transmission project in an effort to modernize the grid and accelerate the renewable energy deployment, reports EBR.

The Clean Line project, designed to deliver up to 4,000 MW of wind power through a 1,135 km direct current transmission line, also includes development of a 500 MW converter station in Arkansas, including a power transformer and associated electrical equipment.

The project, which will meet the electricity needs of more than 1.5 million homes in the mid-South and Southeast US, is planned to commence in 2017.

Source: EBR