|28 March 2016|

USA

America’s most ambitious wind energy project has moved a step closer to being realised.

The US Department of Energy announced last week that it will participate in the development of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project (Clean Line), a major clean energy infrastructure project.

The Clean Line project will tap abundant, low-cost wind generation resources in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle regions to deliver up to 4,000 megawatts of wind power via a 705-mile direct current transmission line — enough energy to power more than 1.5 million homes in the mid-South and Southeast United States.

“Moving remote and plentiful power to areas where electricity is in high demand is essential for building the grid of the future,” Secretary Moniz said. “Building modern transmission that delivers renewable energy to more homes and businesses will create jobs, cut carbon emissions, and enhance the reliability of our grid.”