Texas Transmission Lines Create Numerous Prospects
Oncor’s installation of 1,000 miles of transmission lines to support the movement of wind energy not only opens up more acreage to support industries looking to access energy from a sustainability point; but also offers the advantage of proximity and favorable pricing, where large users could co-locate closer to the source.
Oncor is a supplier of transmission lines that deliver electricity. “We are the UPS of energy,” says Terry Preuninger, economic development director, Oncor. The company provides services to 91 counties in northwest and north central Texas. The region features a diverse manufacturing base ranging from agribusiness activities, to oil and gas manufacturing, to pipe mills and mini mills, Preuninger says.
“At this time we have 400 miles completed,” Preuninger says of the installation process. “We will finish up the remainder by the end of 2013.” He says that manufacturers are leading the trend toward more energy sustainability. Some want a mix of electric generation. “There has been a certain amount available,” Preuninger says. “With the new transmission lines it will reduce congestion so that much more can flow to the load centers. If an industry or group needs help in meeting their sustainability numbers, we have this energy available and ready for use in Texas.”
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