SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

August 22, 2011 06:35 ET

Increased U.S. Generating Capacity Leads to Transmission Upgrades, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2011) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Proposed transmission lines are usually given the green light, as companies show that service areas are growing and that brownouts and blackouts could become commonplace without additional transmission capacity. As new plants come online, particularly wind and solar power plants, the nation's power transmission infrastructure is beginning to show its age and could be unable to cope with coming influx of power.

IIR is tracking an estimated $5.8 billion in transmission and substation upgrades under way or set to kick off in the next five years. One of the largest of these projects is Central Maine Power Company's (Augusta, Maine) $1.5 billion transmission reliability project in Maine.

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