AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Xcel Energy is seeking regulatory approval to build a $172 million high-voltage power line between the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma.
Southwestern Public Service Co. CEO Riley Hill says the proposed line is a critical piece of a long-term transmission improvement plan. Southwestern is a unit of Xcel.
The application filed Thursday with the Texas Public Utility Commission proposes a 200-mile line to help transport wind-generated electricity. The route would link a substation north of Lubbock to a new interchange in Beckham County, Okla.