LCRA Transmission Services Corporation

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LCRA TSC successfully and safely maintains or operates more than 5,000 circuit miles of transmission lines and equipment at about 440 substations in Texas with strong system availability. Its network of facilities, located in about 80 Texas counties, provides a vital link among Texas power plants and the statewide power grid.

LCRA TSC facilities integrate more than 15,000 megawatts of generation capacity into the power grid — enough to supply power to about 3 million homes when demand for power is highest. LCRA TSC has an active maintenance program, inspecting and maintaining the lines it owns to help ensure safe and reliable operations.

A solid foundation

LCRA TSC has built strong relationships with operators of both municipal and cooperative electric systems as well as with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. These relationships help LCRA TSC develop the right solutions and maintain compliance with state and federal reliability requirements for meeting the dynamic electric service needs of a broad area within the state.

Controlling capital costs

The Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates the state’s transmission industry, providing oversight of LCRA TSC’s rates. A number of factors, including favorable bond ratings, help LCRA TSC provide its services at costs lower than those of many transmission providers in Texas.

LCRA TSC controls capital project costs by developing project scopes with customers, ERCOT and other transmission service providers; using a competitive process to purchase materials and services; and closely monitoring project budgets.

A history of investment in Texas

In 2002, LCRA transferred ownership of its transmission facilities to LCRA TSC to satisfy state requirements. Since its creation, LCRA TSC has invested more than $5 billion in transmission projects to meet the growing demand for electricity, improve reliability, connect new generating capacity, address congestion problems that affect the competitive market, and help move renewable energy to the market.


Key Projects

ERCOT Market Participant resources: Access LCRA TSC’s secure market participant resource page for information related to reliability standards compliance project coordination and transmission plans. Access may be requested via [email protected].

Facility Interconnection Requirements: Review LCRA TSC’s facility interconnection requirements for entities wishing to interconnect with LCRA’s transmission system. Interconnection requests may be sent to [email protected].

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