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Xcel Energy completes segment of Roswell transmission loop

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Electric line construction crews have wrapped up work on another segment of new 115-kilovolt transmission line that makes up a new Xcel Energy power loop around Roswell.

At the end of June, a 10-mile segment between the Capitan Substation in west Roswell and the Price Substation in north Roswell was energized.
The loop project started in 2013 with an upgrade to the Capitan Substation to accommodate 115-kilovolt transmission service. In 2014, a new, nine-mile segment of 115-kilovolt line connecting Roswell Substation in the central part of the city to Capitan was completed and energized.
The second phase of the loop project started this spring. Another segment, a 4.7-mile line connecting Price to the Chaves County substation in northeast Roswell will be completed by 2018.

The Roswell upgrades are part of a larger effort known as “Power for the Plains” that is enhancing the power grid across all of Xcel Energy’s New Mexico and Texas service area.
Almost 100 miles of new transmission line will be built across both states in 2017, and more than 500 miles by 2021. Xcel Energy has invested in nearly 800 miles of new transmission lines and 10 substations since 2011 in its New Mexico and Texas service area. This transmission expansion represents more than $1.6 billion in investment.

 

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