Texas PUC Commissioner explains how transmission works there
Texas is number one in wind energy, not least for its forward-looking approach to getting transmission built to serve its wind projects. Here is an excellent article by the state's Public Utilities Commission Chairman Barry T. Smitherman on how the commission is approaching the prospect of approving transmission in the Texas Panhandle.
While the Panhandle has some of the best wind resources in North America, there aren't enough power lines to support meaningful wind development. Therefore, it's time to build the transmission lines needed to deliver this clean, ...