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The dry season gives a sense of easy access. However, when the rains come, water fills the riverbed and changes the clearances between the conductor and the surface.

River Crossing

Spanning a river while dodging FAA restrictions is a towering achievement.

In 2008, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) established a program to enhance the transmission system and to encourage the continued development of wind energy resources in West Texas. The Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program included more than US$5.9 billion in transmission construction projects. The PUCT selected Cross Texas Transmission (CTT) to design, construct and operate several of these projects in the panhandle of Texas.

With 235 miles (378 km) of

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