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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.

Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light Calls Upon TVA to Support Clean Line (12/30/16)

Clean Line Memphis Fact Sheet (12/10/16)

Clean Line to Deliver Wind Power to 1.5 Million Southern Homes (3/30/16)

Department of Energy Green Lights Wind Power Transmission Line (3/25/16)

Favorable Environmental Review Green Lights Wind Energy Power Line Project (12/4/15)

Wind Power Transmission Project Would Provide Health Benefits (2/17/15)

Is TVA Undervaluing Wind Energy? (4/17/15)

Department of Energy has a New Vision for Wind Power (3/12/15)

Lengthy Environmental Review Covers Bases for Wind Power Transmission (3/16/15)

Wind Power Transmission Project Would Save Natural Resources (3/4/15)

Wind Power Transmission Project Could Create Tens of Thousands of Jobs (2/23/15)

How to Review an Environmental Impact Statement (2/23/15)

Will Georgia Power add more wind energy to its mix? (12/5/14)

Clean Line: Getting Wind Energy from There to Here (12/2/13)

Webinar: Clean Line: Bringing Low Cost Wind Power to the Southeast (3/10/15)

SACE Press Release: DOE Approves Clean Line Transmission Project (3/25/16)

SACE Comments regarding Draft Environmental Impact Statement (4/20/15)

SACE Letter of Support to Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu (7/7/11)

Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County Resolution of Support and Economic Study

Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Letter of Support (10/24/14)

Memphis City Council Resolution of Support (6/3/14)

Shelby County Resolution of Support (4/14/14)