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Transmission lines will be built

The cancellation of a proposed coal-powered generating plant in Holcomb might delay the construction of some of new transmission lines, but demand for wind power is growing so fast that sooner or later the lines will be built, a state board was told Monday. And that skyrocketing demand for wind power is drawing calls for changes in the way the cost of new transmission is allocated.

The cancellation of a proposed coal-powered generating plant in Holcomb might delay the construction of some of new transmission lines, but demand for wind power is growing so fast that sooner or later the lines will be built, a state board was told Monday.

And that skyrocketing demand for wind power is drawing calls for changes in the way the cost of new transmission is allocated.

The two most significant transmission projects are the so-called X-Plan, which would connect Wichita and Spearville to points in Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle, and a new line from Spearville to Nebraska. But several industry experts, including the Southwest Power Pool, which oversees planning and management of the electric grid in Kansas and several surrounding states, told the Kansas Electric Transmission Authority that both projects are still on the drawing board.

The cancellation of a proposed coal-powered generating plant in Holcomb might delay the construction of some of new transmission lines, but demand for wind power is growing so fast that sooner or later the lines will be built, a state board was told Monday.

And that skyrocketing demand for wind power is drawing calls for changes in the way the cost of new transmission is allocated.

The two most significant transmission projects are the so-called X-Plan, which would connect Wichita and Spearville to points in Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle, and a new line from Spearville to Nebraska. But several industry experts, including the Southwest Power Pool, which oversees planning and management of the electric grid in Kansas and several surrounding states, told the Kansas Electric Transmission Authority that both projects are still on the drawing board.


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DEC 3 2007
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