Power Line Services (PLS) has announced that Sharyland Utilities LP has awarded the company a contract for transmission and infrastructure services as part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) initiative. The contract encompasses construction services for two segments of 345 kV transmission lines spanning approximately 75 miles in Texas.
Under the contract, PLS will oversee, manage and perform all construction activities related to the two segments: Silverton-Nazareth (48 miles) and Nazareth-Hereford (27 miles). Construction is set to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, with the completion of both segments scheduled for May 2013.
The CREZ initiative was established by the Texas legislature in 2005 to help encourage the development of wind generation in the state by facilitating the construction of needed electrical transmission lines to the areas of the state determined to have superior wind resources.