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BGE seeks approval to modify segment of existing 230-kV line in Maryland

BGE estimates the capital cost of the project to be about $243m, which assumes that Patapsco River closure restrictions would be applied by the applicable environmental agencies through the permitting process and that those restrictions would prohibit any construction activity on the project that impacts the Patapsco River bottom between Feb. 15 and June 15 annually, according to James Casey, principal project manager in the Project and Contract Management Department of the Technical Services Division.

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Unanimous stipulation filed with Texas regulators calls for approval of ‘Route 24’ for 345-kV line

The unanimous stipulation on routing of the project within Pecos County, Texas was entered into as of Feb. 15 by LCRA TSC; AEP Texas; Oncor Electric Delivery Company; commission staff; and all of the intervenors who remain parties to the proceeding and are affected by one or more route alternatives for the Bakersfield to Solstice 345-kV transmission line project that is proposed to be built by LCRA TSC and AEP Texas.

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Hearing scheduled for May 16 concerning AECC project in Arkansas

The Arkansas Public Service Commission, in a Feb. 19 order, said that a hearing is scheduled for May 16 at its building in Little Rock, Ark., regarding Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation’s December 2018 application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for the construction, ownership, and operation of a new 161-kV switching station; an 18-mile, 161-kV transmission line; and a 161-69-kV substation in Van Buren County, Ark.

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