in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Electric Transmission Texas LLC (ETT) has formed a consortium with subsidiaries of American Electric Power (AEP) and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. to jointly develop transmission facilities to enhance wind power development in Texas. Other transmission providers in the consortium are AEP Texas Central Co., AEP Texas North Co., LCRA Transmission Services Corp., Oncor Electric Delivery Co. and Sharyland Utilities LP.

The consortium has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a comprehensive, coordinated proposal for development of transmission for competitive renewable energy zones under the scenario 2 plan recently adopted by the commission. This plan envisions the construction of approximately 2,400 miles of new 345-kV transmission lines and facilities at a projected cost of $4.9 billion.

The proposal filed outlines the transmission facilities that each member of the consortium will develop. Consortium members will assume responsibility for permitting, construction and operation and maintenance of the proposed facilities.

"With this filing, the parties express their willingness to work together to develop a comprehensive transmission solution to bring clean, renewable energy to load centers in Texas," says Calvin Crowder, ETT president.

ETT will build and own the transmission facilities within and around the AEP Texas North distribution service territory, including approximately 710 miles of new transmission facilities. AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North will be responsible for another 145 miles of upgraded transmission lines. LCRA and Oncor propose to develop transmission facilities in and around their service territories, while Sharyland proposes developing transmission facilities in the Texas panhandle that are not currently in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas transmission footprint.

SOURCE Electric Transmission Texas, LLC


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995