PUC Docket No. 36995 Oncor filed its application on May 22, 2009, requesting approval to construct a proposed 345 kV transmission line in Bell, Milam and Robertson Counties, Texas. The project will be approximately 41 miles long and is estimated to be energized in May 2011. The proposed transmission line will connect the new Oncor […]
On May 28th, the Public Utility Commission established two dockets for the filing of comments regarding the proposed transmission lines that are to be built by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and the Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC (Oncor). The Commission (and particularly Chairman Smitherman) appear to be receiving many comments from the public […]
The Public Utility Commission of Texas yesterday issued its Order on Rehearing in Docket No. 35665, in which it selected the entities responsible for constructing, operating, and maintaining the CREZ Transmission Plan’s (CTP) facilities and improvements; established a general schedule for the filing of CCN applications; established a general schedule by which the facilities and improvements shall be completed; […]
An Austin, Texas, attorney’s blog about high-power electric transmission line issues before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
On Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, PUC Staff and Oncor filed comments only two days before the PUC’s Open Meeting on Thursday, asking that changes be made in the proposed Findings of Fact. The changes addressed several findings relating to ERCOT’s cost estimates. ERCOT based its initial cost estimates on preliminary information provided by Oncor. The new […]
Many of the commenters that submitted comments this summer in PUC Docket Nos. 37049 and 37051 received personal replies from PUC Chairman Smitherman. As discussed in previous entries, Chairman Smitherman has revised his letter over the past few months, starting with a traditional “Thanks for writing, I’m filing your comments in the appropriate comments docket” letter. […]