US-based rate regulated transmission service provider Lone Star Transmission has powered 330 miles long new 345kV transmission lines and its associated transmission facilities in Texas.
The project included four circuits and five substations running from Scurry County in northwest of Abilene to Navarro County, located south of Dallas.
Lone Star Transmission president Mike Grable said the project has been completed on time and in budget and will benefit the Texans.
"To enhance the reliability of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) transmission grid and help ensure customers have access to affordable power, transmission lines like the ones we have just energized are critical to Texas’ energy future," Grable added.
The transmission lines are a part of a transmission grid improvement program that will add around 2,300 miles of 345kV lines to supply electricity from the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) in west Texas and the Texas panhandle to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and other parts of Texas.
The CREZ program is an initiative to promote renewable energy in Texas and strengthen the reliability of ERCOT electric grid.