• Golden Spread Proposes New Transmission Line
  • February 28, 2014
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Golden Spread) is planning a new transmission line that would connect the present divide between the power grid that covers the Texas Panhandle and the grid for the rest of Texas. The coop, along with Sharyland Utilities, L.P. (Sharyland) will connect new and existing natural gas generation units north of Abernathy to the new transmission lines that are also intended to send wind power to downstate cities. The substation Sharyland is planning for the connection of the proposed transmission line to its existing line will have the additional benefit of allowing planned wind farms in the area to connect. Completion is scheduled for mid-2016.