Nov. 21 — Through Xcel Energy’s Power for the Plains grid enhancement initiative, more than $3 billion has been invested in high-voltage transmission lines in New Mexico and Texas that deliver electricity from power sources into towns and industrial areas. A key component of this build-out has been constructing a 345-kilovolt transmission corridor into southeastern New Mexico where oil and gas exploration and related industries have greatly expanded economic opportunity for the region.

— Amarillo Globe-News