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Latest Transmission line Stories

2014-03-05 08:35:16

Southwire Teams with Celanese for Breakthrough Solution CARROLLTON, Ga., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilities looking for greater flexibility, reliability and single-failure tolerance for critical transmission lines now have an affordable carbon-fiber option in the new Southwire C(7)(TM) Overhead Conductor. The multi-stranded composite core using advanced polymers, resins and thermoplastics from Celanese delivers increased performance and a service life in excess of 40 years....

2013-03-11 12:21:10

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke-American Transmission Co. (DATC) has reached an agreement to purchase Atlantic Power Corporation's interest in the Path 15 transmission project, an existing 84-mile, 500-kilovolt transmission line in central California. "Path 15, which connects the transmission grids between northern and southern California, plays an important role in maintaining regional electric system reliability and market efficiency," said Phil Grigsby, president,...

2012-11-21 04:20:55

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PacifiCorp today announced it has awarded a multi-year engineer, procure and construct contract to build its Sigurd to Red Butte transmission line in south central Utah, a key section of PacifiCorp's Energy Gateway transmission investment to meet the current and projected needs of its electric customers. The contract has been awarded to EC Source, a MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) affiliate. EC Source will provide engineering, procurement and...

2012-03-02 15:32:00

NOVI, Mich., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ITCTransmission, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation's largest independent electricity transmission company, today announced it has selected Iron Mountain, Michigan-based M.J. Electric, LLC, a Quanta Services company (NYSE: PWR), to build the first segment of the Thumb Loop high-voltage transmission line. Phase 1 of the double-circuit, 345,000-volt (345 kV) line will extend approximately 62 miles from the site of...

2011-12-20 11:16:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Going into 2012, ITC Holdings plans more than $24.1 billion in transmission investments, including more than 8,686 miles of new and upgraded lines, according to analytics by The C Three Group, LLC and the North American Electric Transmission Project Database. Xcel Energy, Clean Line Energy Partners, American Electric Power, and Western Area Power Administration round out the top-five companies with a combined total of more than $31.9 billion...

2011-07-13 07:42:00

TOPEKA, Kan., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Great Plains, LLC yesterday received siting approval from the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) for the V-Plan high-voltage electric transmission line, a project designed to connect eastern and western Kansas. The route approved by the KCC for the 345,000 volt (345kV) double-circuit line runs approximately 122 miles through southwestern Kansas from the existing Spearville substation to two new substations: the Clark County substation in...

2010-12-15 10:00:00

ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, a business unit of Rio Tinto, launched today its ACSR Twisted Pair (TP) conductors for use in power transmission line applications to reduce galloping due to the formation of ice on the conductor.  Ice galloping of transmission lines results in violent conductor movements that damage transmission towers and hardware. "We have several customers that are located in regions prone to ice formation on their conductor and require this...

2010-06-30 16:00:00

TOPEKA, Kan., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITC Great Plains, LLC today received siting approval from the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) for Phase II of the KETA high-voltage electric transmission line project (also known as the Spearville-Axtell line). The second phase of the KETA project involves the construction of an approximately 85-mile, 345,000 volt (345 kV) line through north-central Kansas to the Kansas-Nebraska border. The KCC siting approval for Phase II is a critical...

2010-02-25 09:00:00

PARIS, France, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto - introduces its Ultra HS(TM) steel core wire for use at maximum benefit with Aluminum Conductor Steel Supported (ACSS, ACSS/TW) and Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced Self Damping Conductor (ACSR/SD) products for power transmission line applications. "We are pleased to introduce this new stronger steel core product, Ultra HS(TM), which offers lower sag on transmission lines...

2008-11-06 15:00:23

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Basin Transmission, LLC ("GBT") announces today an Open Season to receive proposals for the purchase of long-term point-to-point transmission rights on the Southwest Intertie Project ("SWIP"). Successful bidders in the Open Season will secure firm transmission rights to support financing of new generation resources and to allow existing generation resources to transport their output to attractive liquid markets in the West. The SWIP is a proposed...