TRC Companies has won a $1.5m contract to provide environmental siting and licensing assistance for a 345kV transmission line project in Texas Panhandle planned by Xcel Energy.

The power line will run from north of Abernathy in west Texas to just east of the Texas/Oklahoma state line.

Under this contract, TRC will assist with routing studies, coordinate public and agency involvement, perform technical field studies, and help Xcel Energy file for the Certificate of Convenience and Necessity with the Texas Public Utility Commission.

For over 20 years, TRC has provided environmental services to Xcel Energy in support of power generation, transmission and distribution, and line re-conductoring and restringing projects.

TRC is an engineering, consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets.