Houston, June 23, 2011 — Sharyland Utilities awarded Power Line Services a contract for transmission and infrastructure services as part of the utility's Competitive Renewable Energy Zone initiative.
The contract encompasses construction services for two segments of 345 KV transmission lines totaling about 75 miles in Texas.
Under the contract, PLS will oversee, manage and perform all construction activities related to the two segments: Silverton-Nazareth (48 miles) and Nazareth-Hereford (27 miles). Construction is set to begin in the fourth quarter of this year with the completion of both segments scheduled for May 2013.
The CREZ initiative was established by the Texas Legislature in 2005 to help encourage the development of wind generation in Texas by facilitating the construction of needed electrical transmission lines to the areas of the state determined to have superior wind resources. These transmission lines are expected to improve the Texas electric transmission system and provide related benefits to customers.