Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation (CECC) is the primary retail electricity provider for Benton and Carroll Counties. In CECC’s 2013 Annual Report, President/CEO Rob Boaz noted, “Since 2008, outage times for a typical day have been reduced 55 percent.”
This suggests that reliability in Benton and Carroll Counties has improved dramatically since the Southwest Power Pool devised a plan for a loop of new 345 kV transmission lines across these two counties and ordered the construction of one leg of the loop.
An official with Entergy Arkansas, owner of the transmission lines in eastern Carroll County, testified that there are no reliability problems on Entergy power lines to be resolved by SWEPCO’s project.
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