State Rep from San Angelo Warns of Jump In Power Needs.

Chairman Darby is warning that the Permian Basin is going to fall far short of its electricity transmission needs without significant investment.

From the article:

The study found that “we’re going to need more electricity to honor our electrification commitments and we need electricity at sites where we drill and produce and store,” Darby said. That demand is forecast to grow from a current 4.2 gigawatts to about 17.6 gigawatts by 2032, he said.

“That just can’t happen overnight,” he said.

Darby added, “I’m afraid what we have in place does not give us the priority that is necessary if we’re going to meet the needs of this country. We’re going to have to have more production out of the Permian Basin and the Delaware Basin and in order to do that, we’re going to have to have more electrification and capacity and that’s brought by transmission and that’s what I’m a tireless advocate for.”

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