The Public Utility Commission of Texas today rejected NextEra Energy’s proposed acquisition of Oncor Electric Delivery for $18.4 billion. Oncor is Texas’s largest transmission and distribution electric utility and serves more than 10 million customers in Texas. The Commission voted against the transaction at its open meeting on Thursday. Click here to view or download the […]
At the start of the April 13, 2017 Public Utility Commission of Texas open meeting, Chairman Donna Nelson announced her departure from the PUC. May 15 will be her last day. She will preside over the May 4 open meeting. On the agenda of that meeting is consideration of the LCRA Leander to Round Rock transmission project.
Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC filed an application for an agreed-upon 138 kV transmission line in Andrews County, Texas. Oncor refers to the project as the Littman-Phillips Andrews Tap 138 kV Transmission Line. The Public Utility Commission of Texas will consider the application in Docket No. 46987. Click here to view or download the application. Only Two […]
Owners of approximately 800 tracts of land in Jefferson County, Texas will receive notice an Entergy Texas, Inc. transmission line may affect their land. The Public Utility Commission of Texas will consider the application in Docket No. 47003. Click here to view or download the application.
The three Public Utility Commission of Texas commissioners said Thursday they will not approve NextEra’s proposed deal to purchase Oncor. They all said the NextEra deal is not in the public interest. Donna Nelson, PUC chair, identified concerns about removing “ring-fencing protections.” Those protections would keep Oncor from being affected by financial problems associated with its […]
On March 29, 2017, Entergy Texas, Inc. requested the PUC issue a docket number for a new transmission line in Jefferson County, Texas. The Commission assigned the project Docket Number 47003. Entergy will file its application in the assigned docket. Parties in the case will submit all other filings in that docket, too. At this time, […]
New posts about the PUC and utility applications After too long, I am renewing the Texas Power Lines Blog. I will have several new types of posts and will continue to have information on utility filings for new transmission lines. Posts also will include information on the PUC and its review and approval process. New technology […]
New beginnings in the new year! I’ve started my own law firm – Bayliff Law Firm PLLC! I will continue representing landowners in transmission line cases at the Texas PUC. Other administrative law clients include competitive telecom companies, cable service providers, and retail electric providers (REPs). My new office is located at 111 Congress Avenue, […]
I recently traveled to Knickerbocker, Texas, outside of San Angelo, to talk with landowners who were concerned about a proposed transmission line that may affect their properties. Because of the short notice for the meeting, I did not have a PowerPoint presentation or any handouts for the meeting and wished as I traveled to the […]
The Railroad Commission (RRC) filed exceptions to the ALJ’s Proposal for Decision (PFD) in Docket No. 37408. The docket is Oncor’s application for approval of its proposed CREZ transmission line from the Riley to Bowman stations. The ALJ issued the PFD on February 12, 2010, the RRC filed its exceptions on the 19th. No parties […]