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Underground is always a great option especially when you cannot permit a transmission line. These Texas cases with Perdenales(138kV) and AEP(345kV) are a case in point.

“In the Pedernales proceeding, the utility is providing regulators with additional information on the state of negotiations with landowners and the developer, including the possibility that Driftwood (the developer) might pay to underground the line.”

Perhaps the developer should ask the question “How many O&M dollars will Perdenales save by going UG vs OH over the life of the relocated transmission line?” It’s a legitimate question that our industry needs to be able to answer.

PDi2 https://pdi2.org/ can be a resource. 

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