The ERCOT Board of Directors endorsed on June 14, 2017, a transmission project that includes two new 345-kV lines to help address future reliability concerns in the growing region of Far West Texas.
The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club filed comments on the expansion of the LCRA Hill Country study area, saying “it is only logical that LCRA look at the potential of using all or parts of I-10 or existing transmission lines to run the CREZ lines.” The comments, submitted by the chapter’s conservation director, […]
On Sept. 16, 2009, LCRA Transmission Services Corporation (LCRA) and the Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed a motion to delay the filing dates of some CREZ Priority Projects and requested emergency relief in the form of Commission action at the earliest opportunity including, if possible, at the Open Meeting for Sept. […]
On September 9th, LCRA Transmission Services Corporation (LCRA TSC) requested that the PUC issue a docket number for its application to construct a 345 kV transmission line in the Hill Country. The docket number assigned to the application is 37448. LCRA TSC proposes to construct the line from Kendall to Gillespie to Newton. The proposed […]
On August 10th, the Llano County Commissioners Court passed a resolution that expresses the opinions, concerns, and requests from Llano citizens. The Commissioners held its own public hearing to allow public comment on July 27, 2009, to allow public comment on the proposed 345 kV transmission line from Gillespie County to Newton. The resolution indicates […]
The Austin American-Statesman published an “above-the fold” front page story about the conflicts associated with transmission lines in the Texas Hill Country. The article focuses on several landowners who are banding together to oppose transmission lines that are proposed to be built by the Lower Colorado River Authority (“LCRA”). The transmission lines are part of a new project […]
On July 8th, Texas PUC Chairman Smitherman filed his response to a letter from William Renfro, the Vice President/Director of Save Our Scenic Hill Country Environment, Inc. (SOS Hill Country) a group that was formed in response to wind energy development activity in Gillespie County and surrounding counties. Mr. Refro’s letter requests that Chairman Smitherman take the leadership […]
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 […]