transmission grid http://hppr.org en Rural neighbors split on wind energy lines http://hppr.org/post/rural-neighbors-split-wind-energy-lines <p></p><p>The rolling plains of Midwest farm country are being tapped for their natural resources again. This time, though, the bounty would be wind energy, instead of corn, wheat or soybeans.</p><p>Houston-based utility company Clean Line Energy Partners wants to produce a massive amount of wind energy on the plains. To do that, the company plans to build five large-scale high voltage transmission lines that would criss-cross the country, three of which would bring energy from Midwestern windmills to the energy grid to the east.</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:53:38 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 23473 at http://hppr.org Rural neighbors split on wind energy lines Which is easiest to build, a wind farm or a transmission line? http://hppr.org/post/which-easiest-build-wind-farm-or-transmission-line <p>The high plains are wind-rich, but the biggest need for energy is on the populous coasts.&nbsp; The issue is easily seen. &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/09/03/oklahomas-wind-energy-transmission-gap-in-two-images/">State Impact Oklahoma</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> shared these maps.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The higher the wind speed, the higher the energy potential. &nbsp;Look where the greatest potential is.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 21181 at http://hppr.org Which is easiest to build, a wind farm or a transmission line?