Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project
Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 grants the Secretary of Energy the authority to design, develop, construct, operate, maintain, or own, or participate with other entities in designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and owning new electric power transmission facilities and related facilities located within any state in which the Southwestern Power Administration operates.
In response to an application submitted by Clean Line Energy Partners LLC on behalf of itself and several corporate affiliates, DOE announced its decision to participate in the development of approximately 705 miles of +600 kilovolt overhead, high-voltage direct current electric transmission facilities and related facilities from western Oklahoma to the eastern state‑line of Arkansas near the Mississippi River. This decision implements DOE’s preferred alternative in Oklahoma and Arkansas as described in the Final EIS.
For more information visit the project page: http://energy.gov/node/583039.