Amrad – Caliente – Picante Line is a 345kV overhead line from Amrad, Florida, US, to Picante, California, US.

The project, which is currently in the planning stage, is expected to be commissioned in 2021.


Amrad – Caliente – Picante Line is an overhead line that will be operated by El Paso Electric. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Amrad – Caliente – Picante Line project development status

The construction works on the Amrad – Caliente – Picante Line project were commenced in 2020 and commissioning is expected in 2021.

About El Paso Electric

El Paso Electric Co (El Paso) is a vertically integrated electric utility. It generates, transmits, and distributes power. The company produces energy using nuclear, natural gas, and coal sources; and procures electricity from conventional and renewable energy producers. It has ownership and operational interest in various power generation facilities. El Paso retails electricity to residential, commercial, industrial, public authority, and other customers in Texas and New Mexico; and sells for resale to other electric utilities and power marketers on wholesale basis.


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