A blog about Texas transmission lines
Utilities construct several high power electric transmission lines each year in Texas.
Yet, there are few online resources for affected landowners.
Welcome to my blog dedicated to Texas landowners’ interests. I designed this blog to provide basic information about the PUC’s review and approval process. I represent landowners in routing cases for Texas transmission lines. To learn more about me, please go to the About Brad Bayliff page.
Are you concerned about a transmission line?
While the information on this blog is about legal issues, it is not legal advice. Landowners who are concerned about a Texas transmission line proposed near their property may want to contact an attorney who practices before the Public Utility Commission of Texas to learn more about their legal rights and the PUC’s review and approval process.
“What to do if a proposed transmission line may affect your property”
Abbott appoints Shelly Botkin to PUC
Governor Greg Abbott appointed Shelly Botkin to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Her term expires September 1, 2019. She is expected to be sworn in Wednesday, June 13 and participate in her first PUC Open Meeting on Thursday, June 14. Botkin’s appointment will bring the commission back to three commissioners. She will fill the position…
PUC selects John Paul Urban as Executive Director
During a March 19, 2018 open meeting, the Public Utility Commission of Texas announced the hiring of John Paul Urban as Executive Director to replace Brian Lloyd, who recently resigned. Urban previously served as the PUC’s Director of Government Relations from 2011-2014. He also previously served as Chief of Staff for Rep. Wayne Smith. Most recently, he served as…
Marquez resigns from Texas PUC
Brandy Marty Marquez announced her resignation from the Public Utility Commission of Texas on March 8, 2018. Commissioner Marquez served on the commission since Gov. Perry appointed her in August 2013. Her resignation is effective April 1. Texas public servant Before her appointment as PUC commissioner, Marquez worked in several key roles including Chief of Staff…
Abbott appoints Arthur D’Andrea to PUC
Governor Greg Abbott appointed Arthur D'Andrea to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. His term expires September 1, 2023. D'Andrea participated in his first open meeting on November 17, 2017, where Chair DeAnn T. Walker and Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez welcomed him to the commission. Before his appointment, D'Andrea was an assistant general counsel for…
Abbott appoints DeAnn Walker to PUC
Governor Greg Abbott appointed DeAnn Walker to the Public Utility Commission of Texas and named her chair of the PUC. Her term expires September 1, 2021. Walker currently serves as a senior policy advisor to Governor Abbott on regulated industries. Previously, she served as the director of Regulatory Affairs and as an associate general counsel…
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