The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an in-depth article today discussing a proposed $10 billion transmission line that would bring wind power to Wisconsin.
According to the article:
At 765,000 volts, the lines would carry two to six times as much power as the largest power lines operating in Wisconsin today. Wisconsin’s highest-voltage lines are 345,000 volts, and transmission utility American Transmission Co. faces vocal opposition in its bid to build another line in Dane County.
In a related article, the Wall Street Journal yesterday cited a study that put the price tag of updating the nation’s transmission system to allow for more renewable energy at $100 billion.