The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a proposed $3.5 billion power line that will transmit energy from wind turbines in Oklahoma to consumers in Tennessee. The project, spearheaded by Clean Line Energy Partners, will not begin construction for at least three years, but the FERC approval is a big step, according to officials. Tulsa World reports:
"This approval takes Clean Line a step closer to building a clean energy future for the southeast," parent firm Clean Line Energy Partners LP CEO Michael Skelly said in a statement. "We are excited at the momentum surrounding the Plains & Eastern Clean Line and we look forward to working with our local, state, and federal stakeholders as we continue to develop the transmission line project in a responsible and transparent manner."Read more about Clean Line Energy Partners in our company case study.