The direct current transmission line element of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line project will have endpoints in the Oklahoma Panhandle near Guymon, Oklahoma and in western Tennessee northeast of Memphis. The project will also include a converter stations at each endpoint and an intermediate delivery converter station in Pope County, Arkansas.
The location of the direct current transmission line is shown in green in the maps below. Please click on the individual states for more detailed maps. The location of the direct current transmission line in Oklahoma and Arkansas shown in the maps is consistent with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) preferred route selected in the Record of Decision for the project. For more information on DOE’s preferred alternative, which includes the agency’s preferred route, please click here.
In Tennessee, the proposed right-of-way for the direct current transmission line is consistent with the route approved by the Tennessee Regulatory Authority in its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity issued January 2015.
To see the location of the proposed right-of-way for the direct current transmission line on an interactive map, please click here. In most places, the final right-of-way for the direct current transmission line will be 150 to 200 feet wide.
In addition to the direct current transmission line, converter stations and AC interconnections, the project would also include construction and operation of an alternating current (AC) collection system in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle regions.
For more information on the AC collection system and to view a map of potential routes, please click here.
Clean Line followed a multi-step process over several years to identify potential routes for the direct current transmission line. This process included frequent input on the siting of the project from landowners, local leaders, state and federal agencies, and other interested persons and organizations. For more information on the routing process, please click here.