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3 Key Electric Transmission Companies In The U.S.

Posted by Bob Stelling on August 31, 2017 at 6:00 AM

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To get involved in electric transmission projects in the U.S., one of the best things you can do is identify the leading electric transmission companies and work to build relationships with them. These companies are involved in projects from the inception, and networking with them is a great way to learn what’s happening in the industry—and on specific projects that you may want to try to become a part of.

Following are three electric transmission companies in the U.S. that you should keep an eye on.

Three Key Electric Transmission Companies (Utilities):

1. American Electric Power

American Electric Power (AEP) is one of the most well-known utility companies in the U.S. It is also the operator of the largest transmission system in the U.S., with more than 40,000 miles of high voltage transmission lines. The company owns, operates, or is constructing transmission assets in 13 states, under four Regional Transmission Operators: ERCOT, MISO, PJM, and SPP.

AEP has a large operational footprint across the U.S., with 100+ electric transmission projects in the pipeline. The company has more than $60 billion in U.S. projects planned through 2024 by the members of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade association for U.S. investor-owned electric utilities.  

You can also view AEP’s projects by state on its website. If you’re looking for more details and contact information about AEP projects, check out the Energy Acuity Traditional Database.

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2. Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy is an investor-owned utility with more than 20,000 miles of transmission lines and more than 1,200 substations across 10 states: Colorado,  Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma,  South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

In addition to its current transmission lines, the company has more than 2,000 miles of planned electrical transmission line projects throughout the West and Midwest. A large portion of these projects are being developed in New Mexico and Texas to support industrial projects. 

You can view Xcel Energy’s projects by state on its website. If you’re looking for more details and contact information about Xcel Energy projects, check out the Energy Acuity Traditional Database.

3. Pacific Gas & Electric

Pacific Gas & Electric is California’s largest utility by territory, with 106,681 circuit miles of electric distribution lines and 18,466 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines. Pacific Gas & Electric is regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.

The company is planning a number of new and rebuilding projects in central California. You can learn more about Pacific Gas & Energy’s upcoming projects on its website. If you’re looking for more details and contact information about Xcel Energy projects, check out the Energy Acuity Traditional Database.

Ready to learn more about these and other companies?

To learn more about these and the thousands of other electric transmission companies in the U.S., check out our Energy Acuity Traditional Database.

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