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  • 1. Powering the Corridor Pat Wood, III Great Plains International Conference Denver September 21, 2007
  • 2. The Other Kind of Highway
  • 3. The Corridors Ports to Plains Wind
  • 4. Making It Happen
    • Panhandle Loop Project
  • 5. Panhandle Loop Project
  • 6. Objectives of Panhandle Loop Project
    • Energize Panhandle/South Plains economy
    • Develop Texas’ best wind resources
    • Integrate new fossil generation
    • Meet Texas’ future power demands with 8,000 MW of new power
  • 7. Wind Power Plants
  • 8. Coal-fired Power Plants
  • 9. Gas-fired Power Plants
  • 10. Relative Power Generation Costs
  • 11. Panhandle Loop Project Sponsors
    • Utility: Sharyland
    • Wind companies: Airtricity, Babcock & Brown
    • Coal company: Celanese
    • Oil/Gas company: Occidental
  • 12. Economic Development
    • $1.5b in Transmission Line investment
    • + $12b in Power Generation investment
    • + $41.85b in Indirect investment (3.1x)
    • = $55.35b in Total investment
    • Just in the Texas Panhandle alone….
  • 13. Robust Infrastructure= A Bright Day Ahead