Xcel Improving Power Lines in Eastern Texas Panhandle and New Mexico

Published 07/24 2013 04:40PM

Updated 07/24 2013 04:42PM

AMARILLO -- Xcel energy is in the process of improving electricity in the Eastern Texas Panhandle and in Portales.

They're spending more than $108 million on high voltage transmission lines in the Panhandle and nearly $25 million in Portales.

Xcel says the new lines will boost reliability and capacity for customers.

They say they're needed because growing population in the area has driven up demand.

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