Upgrades to electric system infrastructure

The Wall Street Journal has an article about a proposed replacement of major lines needed to improve electric systems. And guess what? No one is eating anyone’s lunch, AEP and MidAmerican are sharing “lunch” from Laredo to the Valley – ha!

$225 million is definitely going to make an impact in South Texas and not just in the form of upgrading electric system infrastructure. A quote from the article:

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Board of Directors today endorsed and deemed “critical to reliability” a 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission project proposed by Electric Transmission Texas LLC (ETT) from the Laredo area into the Lower Rio Grande Valley. ETT is a joint venture between subsidiaries of American Electric Power AEP +2.08% and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company.

ETT’s proposed transmission project includes construction of approximately 163 miles of 345-kV transmission lines that will connect ETT’s Lobo Substation near Laredo with substations north of Edinburg. The cost of the project is estimated at approximately $300 million. The ERCOT board recommendation also endorsed the need for AEP Texas to reconductor two existing 345-kv lines and upgrade substation facilities at an additional anticipated cost of $225 million.

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One Response to Upgrades to electric system infrastructure

  1. ___no body says:

    Huh ! say that again

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