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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., with the help of California’s grid operator, is moving to unite the holdings under a single market capable of dispatching power across seven states every five minutes. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Buffett’s $26 billion power bet seen paying off

Warren Buffett’s $26 billion bet on western U.S. power plants, transmission lines and wind farms is poised to pay off.
The Competitive Renewable Energy Zones  initiative lines were designed to move electricity generated by renewable energy from the remote parts of Texas to more heavily populated areas. Oncor completed 37 stations and equipment for this project, as well as more than 900 miles of transmission lines. (photo: Oncor)

West Texas wind soon will light up the region

A 3,000-mile network of transmission lines designed to bring wind-generated power from West Texas to homes and businesses from Dallas to San Antonio should be fully operational by Tuesday, year’s end.
Turbines at Pattern Energy's Gulf Wind project in Kenedy County, Texas are silhouetted by a sunset. (Pattern Energy)

Construction begins on landmark Panhandle wind project

New wind projects are starting to crop up to take advantage of the new West Texas transmission lines, which link the Panhandle to the state’s main grid, as they near their scheduled completion by the end of this year.
(Photo: BFS Man)

Grid operator: Texas electric transmission capacity will fall short of demand

Texas is adding $8.9 billion in electricity transmission improvements by the end of 2017, but it won’t be enough to meet growing demand, the state’s main grid operator says.
Categories: Electricity