Clean power finds its way among Trump's Top 50 infrastructure projects

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January 30 (Renewables Now) - Only five renewable energy-related projects were included in a list of 50 priority infrastructure projects, allegedly prepared for the then president-elect Trump, Forbes wrote on Friday.

 “Priority List: Emergency & National Security Projects” , as the document is titled, includes "a host of highways, bridges, powerlines and airports, the construction of which would cost a total of USD 140 billion (EUR 130), and require enough engineering and construction work to keep the equivalent of 24,000 people employed for 10 years, Forbes calculated.

The first clean energy project comes at number 9 with the USD 2.5 billion Plains and Eastern Electric Transmission Lines, a project for 720-mile transmission lines that will help wind power from  Oklahoma to "more than 1 million homes in the mid-South".

Sixteenth, comes another power transmission project - a high-voltage, direct current regional electric transmission system proposed by TransWest Express LLC. The USD 3 billion project would transport power from wind farms in Wyoming to Arizona, California and Nevada.

Power Company of Wyoming LLC's giant Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project comes next, followed by the Champlain Hudson Power Express. This is another power line that would be laid in the Hudson River to help bring up to 1 GW of renewable power to New York.

Utility scale batteries to store renewable energy also made the list although trough a vague mention near the end of the list.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.936)

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