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Clean Line Energy Awards Environmental Contract to POWER Engineers

October 2010

POWER Engineers has been awarded a contract by Clean Line Energy Partners, LLC to perform environmental planning and regulatory compliance consulting services for the Centennial West Clean Line. The Centennial West Clean Line will transport more than 3,500 megawatts of new renewable energy generation from eastern New Mexico and deliver it directly to the southwestern United States via an approximately 800-mile, 500 kilovolt high voltage direct current transmission line. POWER Engineers will coordinate important feasibility, siting, and permitting studies, which are essential to determine the optimal project route.

Clean Line President, Michael Skelly, said, “We are pleased to have POWER Engineers on board to assist with environmental planning and regulatory compliance for our Centennial West Clean Line. This project will be instrumental in supplying significant amounts of clean, renewable energy from the most robust resources in eastern New Mexico to consumers in the Western region of the U.S. and will facilitate the construction of billions of dollars of new clean energy generation, which cannot be made today because there is not enough transmission.”

“The Centennial West Clean Line project represents a significant opportunity to provide clean wind- and solar-generated electricity via a high-efficiency, HVDC transmission line,” said POWER Engineers Executive Vice President, Bill Eisinger. “We’re pleased to have been selected to assist in the important planning stage of this critical transmission line.”

Clean Line selected POWER Engineers because of POWER’s extensive capabilities in the areas of environmental planning and regulatory compliance for long-haul transmission projects. POWER Engineers is also a proven leader in transmission line engineering and is involved with several HVDC projects currently under development in the United States.

About Clean Line Energy Partners

Clean Line Energy Partners is an independent developer of high-voltage, long-haul transmission lines. The company focuses exclusively on connecting the best renewable resources in North America to communities and cities that have a strong appetite for low-cost clean energy.

About POWER Engineers

POWER Engineers is a consulting engineering firm specializing in energy, facilities, communications, and environmental services. Founded in 1976, POWER Engineers is an employee-owned company with offices throughout the United States and abroad.