OGE Energy Corp. and ETA Announce Plan to Build 765 kV Lines in Western Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY -- OGE Energy Corp. and Electric Transmission America (ETA) announced today that the companies have formed Horizon Transmission LLC to construct high-capacity transmission line projects in western Oklahoma. "Oklahoma again has an opportunity to grow its economy while delivering a highly valued resource to our region,” said Pete Delaney, chairman, president and CEO of OGE Energy Corp. “This time, it’s the clean and renewable energy resource provided by the consistent winds present in western Oklahoma.” OGE will own 50 percent of the Horizon Transmission LLC joint venture. Separately, OGE’s Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) subsidiary already is proposing to build a 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Woodward and northwest Oklahoma City. That line is targeted for completion in 2010.