Texas regulators last week identified 13 companies that will build transmission lines to aid wind power production in the state, as reported in Texas newspapers.
Texas leads the country in wind production, with close to three times as much wind capacity as the second-place state, Iowa. But with wind farms sprouting up so quickly, building more transmission lines has become an urgent priority for the state.
The nearly $5 billion in transmission investment will result in around 2,400 miles of lines, which will bring power from remote windy areas in the western part of the state to cities like Dallas and Houston that need the power. Read More.