The Public Utility Commission of Texas issued an order on February 12, 2010, suspending the subsequent CREZ projects that were scheduled to be filed between March 1 and July 26.
The suspension was necessary because a District Court in Austin issued a final judgment on January 15th, reversing and remanding the Commission’s decision in Docket No. 35665 to award CREZ projects to several transmission service providers. The City of Garland had appealed the decision not to award any CREZ projects to Garland or any municipally-owned utility.
The Commission has determined that the record evidence in Docket No. 35665 will be reevaluated, so another full hearing will not be necessary. The previous schedule is no longer practical, however, so the Commission suspended the schedule for filing CCN applications for the subsequent projects until the assignment CREZ projects is decided in a new docket, Docket No 37902.
The suspension of the schedule for the subsequent projects does not affect the CREZ priority project applications that have been filed and for which hearings have been held or the sole remaining priority project, LCRA’s McCamey D – Kendall – Gillespie project. That project is scheduled to be filed on July 6, 2010.