The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) and Mitigation Action Plan (MAP) for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project. The ROD and MAP for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project is now available on the Plains and Eastern EIS website and the DOE Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance website. Additional decisional documents are available on DOE's Section 1222 webpage.
An Errata document to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project is available. The document describes changes to the Final Environmental Impact Statement to correct errors or inconsistencies.
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS–0486; Final EIS) is now available on this website under Maps and Documents and on the DOE NEPA website at http://energy.gov/nepa/environmental-impact-statements-eis. DOE has not made a decision regarding the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project.
DOE is the lead federal agency for the preparation of this EIS (or Plains & Eastern EIS), which examines the potential environmental impacts from Clean Line’s proposed Project (also referred to as the Applicant Proposed Project) and alternatives to it.
Brief Project Overview
The Applicant Proposed Project would include an overhead ± 600 kilovolt high voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission system and associated facilities with the capacity to deliver approximately 3,500 megawatts primarily from renewable energy generation facilities in the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle regions to load-serving entities in the Mid-South and southeastern United States via an interconnection with Tennessee Valley Authority in Tennessee. Major facilities associated with the Applicant Proposed Project consist of converter stations in Oklahoma and Tennessee, an approximate 720-mile HVDC transmission line, an alternating current (AC) collection system, and access roads.
Pursuant to NEPA, DOE has identified and analyzed potential environmental impacts for several alternatives in addition to the Applicant Proposed Project, including alternative routes for the HVDC transmission line and adding a converter station in Arkansas (to deliver power to the Arkansas electrical grid).