A major transmission project that would carry wind energy east from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas has received a favorable ruling from an Oklahoma administrative law judge (ALJ).
Specifically, the ALJ recommended to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) that Plains & Eastern Clean Line Oklahoma LLC be considered a public utility in the state. Now, the company awaits a decision from the OCC.Â Â
The Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line would deliver wind energy produced in western Oklahoma, southwest Kansas, and the Texas Panhandle to consumers across the mid-South and Southeast regions.Â
Last month, Plains & Eastern Clean Line and Pelco Structural announced an agreement under which Pelco will supply tubular steel transmission structures to be used for the project. Under the agreement, Pelco will supply the structures from its facility in Claremont, Okla.Â Â
The agreement provides that the transmission structures for the project will be manufactured within the states that the project crosses, and raw materials will be sourced from local companies as much as possible.