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Parnell Consultants of Booneville today announced a partnership with Clean Line Energy Partners (Clean Line) to provide easement acquisition services for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project in Arkansas. The Plains & Eastern Clean Line is an overhead direct current transmission line that will deliver low-cost wind power from Oklahoma to Arkansas, Tennessee and other states in the Mid-South and Southeast. The project includes a delivery station to be located in Pope County that will provide enough low-cost wind energy to power more than 160,000 Arkansas homes each year.
“This project is a real win for the state of Arkansas and we are happy to be a part of it,” said Floyd Parnell, CEO of Parnell Consultants. “Our partnership with Clean Line is a great example of their commitment to working with local businesses. For our firm, the Plains & Eastern project will put 18 additional Arkansans to work full time,” said Parnell.
Parnell Consultants, Inc. has served major oil, gas, utility and communications companies since 1987, and is proud to have supported job creation and economic growth in Arkansas. The company currently employs 55 people as right-of-way agents and pipeline inspectors.
“Parnell is a great local provider for us and, with more than 20 years of experience in Arkansas, we’re proud to have them on our team,” said Michael Skelly, President of Clean Line Energy. “We are pleased to count Parnell among our partners, and look forward to adding to the list and putting more Arkansans to work,” said Skelly.
Construction on the Plains & Eastern Clean Line is expected to start in 2017 and is anticipated to be operational in 2020.
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About Parnell Consultants, Inc: Parnell was established in 1987 by Floyd T. Parnell to satisfy the demand for the never ending search for fuels. Since that time the company has grown to handle cross country builds for fiber optic systems, project management and inspection services for oil and gas companies.
About Clean Line Energy Partners: Clean Line’s mission is to connect abundant, renewable energy resources to areas that have a high demand for clean, reliable energy. Clean Line is developing a series of transmission projects to move renewable energy to market. For more information please visit www.CleanLineEnergy.com.