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Sharyland Utilities Selects Quanta Services for CREZ-Related Transmission Services

Quanta Services, Inc. announced that Sharyland Utilities, L.P. (Sharyland) has awarded the company a contract for transmission and infrastructure services as part of the utility's Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) initiative. The contract encompasses construction services for three segments of 345-kV transmission lines totaling approximately 220 mi in Texas.

"Quanta's resources and expertise are well-suited to meet the challenges presented by the difficult terrain and aggressive completion schedule of Sharyland's CREZ projects," said James F. O'Neil, president and CEO of Quanta Services. "We are proud to apply our industry knowledge, efficient project management and commitment to safety to help Sharyland meet their goals for delivering renewable energy to Texas consumers."

Under the contract, Quanta will oversee, manage and perform all construction activities related to the three segments: Hereford to White Deer (91.16 mi); White Deer to Silverton (66.56 mi); and Silverton to Cottonwood (64.53 mi).

"Selecting Quanta is the right decision," said Mark Caskey, Senior Vice President of Sharyland Utilities. "Quanta has a proven track record in the industry, and we are glad to have them on board to be a part of the construction phase of this project."

The CREZ initiative was established by the Texas Legislature in 2005 to help encourage the development of wind generation in Texas by facilitating the construction of needed electrical transmission lines to the areas of the state determined to have superior wind resources. These transmission lines are expected to improve the Texas electric transmission system and provide related benefits to customers.

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