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New transmission lines to bring wind energy to North Texas

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Oncor recently began construction on the 20-mile Northwest Carrollton-Roanoke Junction 345kV transmission line.

The project is part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones initiative that will bring wind power generated in West Texas to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and is expected to be completed in southern Denton County by the end of the year.

Phase one of construction includes modification of the existing towers to support a larger conductor and is anticipated to reach Highland Village in mid-to-late July, according to city officials.

One to two cranes and smaller support equipment will be used on Oncor’s right–of-way to access each lattice tower.

Phase two will begin just west of Bartonville on August 6 and is expected to cross Lantana and Copper Canyon and reach Highland Village in mid to late August. Phase two consists of wire crews installing the insulators on the tower and the installation of new conductor. All construction activity will take place within Oncor’s existing right-of-way.

A two-mile portion of the existing line passes through Highland Village near the intersection of Village Parkway at Highland Shores and continuing east to Sellmeyer Lane. Construction activities will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. while in Highland Village, city officials said.

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