SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

October 18, 2010 05:20 ET

Wind Power: Resource Is Free, but Transmission Lines Are Expensive, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- It would cost about $25 billion over the next 20 years to build enough high-voltage transmission lines to bring wind from the Upper Midwest to load centers in the Eastern U.S., according to a study released last week by Electric Transmission America (ETA), a transmission joint venture between units of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) (Columbus, Ohio) and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (Des Moines, Iowa), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (Omaha, Nebraska).

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