SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
The Plains and Eastern Clean Line will connect up to 4,000 megawatts of high quality wind energy resources from Oklahoma’s western panhandle to two electrical converter stations, one near northern Arkansas and another near Memphis, Tennessee. High voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission technology is not new; however, the Plains and Eastern Clean Line’s use of HVDC technology is unique in that it is designated for wind energy resources. HVDC technology can move more power over longer distances with less electrical loss than alternating current (AC) transmission routes; by doing so, HVDC transmission preserves land resources and maximizes clean energy availability.
Clean Line Memphis Fact Sheet (12/10/16)
Is TVA Undervaluing Wind Energy? (4/17/15)
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Letter of Support (10/24/14)
Shelby County Resolution of Support (4/14/14)