Plains & Eastern is a 700-mile, 600-kV transmission HVDC line that originates at Diamond Substation, Okla., and terminates at Memphis Substation, Tenn. The project is proposed by Clean Line Energy Partners and is estimated to cost $2.5bn. The project, with a capacity of 4,000 MW, will connect renewable energy produced in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas to population centers in the east. The project will make possible more than $7bn of new renewable energy projects. Originally, the project was planned as two 3,500 MW phases for a total project cost of $3.5bn. A spokesperson for Clean Line told TransmissionHub in June 2013 that the company may develop a second line at a later date. Plains & Eastern is estimated to create more than 10,000 direct temporary construction jobs and over 1,000 direct permanent jobs maintaining and operating the wind farms and the transmission lines.
|Project Sponsor||Line Miles||Voltage (kV)||From State||To State||Year in Service|
|NextEra Energy Resources LLC||700||600||OK||TN||2020|
|Estimated Costs ($M)||Voltage Type||Project Status||Project Group||Origin Point||Destination Point|
|2500||Planned||CLINE||Diamond Substation||Memphis Substation|
|Interstate||Build Start||NERC||ISO/RTO||Country||Project Partners|
|2019||SPP||SPP||US||ZAM Ventures, LP (subsidiary of Ziff Brothers Investments) and Zilkha Family of Houston,|