Date: September 2010
Creator: Nash, Phillip T.; Hood, John; Hutson, Nathan; Knipstein, Ben; Loftus-Otway, Lisa; Smith, Doug et al.
Description: The purpose of this study was to provide baseline information and case studies to better define TxDOT's role in electric power transmission lines and partnering with public utilities. Technical and legal issues were documented in literature and legal analysis undertaken during the study. Stakeholders in electric power generation and transmission were identified, and researchers interviewed a variety of state agencies, transmission providers, renewable energy non-profit organizations, property rights advocates, independent system operators, public utilities and other state departments of transportation. The researchers conclude that at present, the location of transmission alongside transportation is a reasonable and achievable goal.
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