Cooks Point Transmission Project

Example transmission structure for proposed project.

The Cooks Point Transmission Project is designed to bring transmission infrastructure and long-term electric reliability to a growing area of Burleson County in Texas. The proposed project includes construction of a new 138-kilovolt (kV) load-serving substation near Cooks Point and a new 138-kV transmission line connecting to an existing substation, either Lyle Wolz or Lyons. In order to provide this essential service, LCRA Transmission Services Corporation filed an application to amend its existing Certificate of Convenience and Necessity with the Public Utility Commission of Texas.


Project Updates

Oct. 2, 2018
Technical conference scheduled for Oct. 18
LCRA TSC will host a technical conference to provide parties to the case an opportunity to receive project information and ask questions of LCRA TSC representatives. Read the letter. The technical conference will take place on Oct. 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the following location:

LCRA Dalchau Service Center
Building A; Room A-504
3505 Montopolis Drive
Austin, TX 78744

Sept. 14, 2018
Procedural schedule adopted
Read the procedural schedule adopted at the prehearing conference.

Sept. 10, 2018
Direct testimony filed
Read direct testimony filed on behalf of LCRA TSC by:

Sept. 5, 2018
Prehearing conference intervenor maps now available:


May 31, 2018
Application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas
LCRA TSC filed an application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) on May 31 to amend its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for the Cooks Point 138-kV Transmission Line Project. The application includes data on 26 alternative routes that range from approximately 17 to 23 miles long and are estimated to cost from $35 to $44 million (including the proposed transmission and substation facilities). Numerous other routes could be created by combining the filed segments into additional routes. The route order is numerical and does not signify any preference on LCRA TSC’s part as to which route is ultimately approved. All routes, route segments and substation sites included in the application—available at the link above—are available for selection and approval by the PUC. The deadline for intervention in PUC docket No. 48358 is July 16, 2018. If approved by the PUC, the transmission line and Cooks Point Substation are scheduled to be energized by May 2021.


Updated routing maps
The alternative route segments and directly affected properties can be viewed via the interactive mapping tool and the links to PDFs below. These maps are also called “Attachment 6" in the CCN application.


Jan. 30, 2018
Open house materials
LCRA TSC hosted an open house Jan. 30 in Caldwell, Texas to share information with the public and answer questions about the project.


Jan. 18, 2018
Public Open House in Caldwell on Jan. 30
Representatives from LCRA TSC and URS, the routing consulting firm, will be available to answer questions and discuss specific aspects of the project. The open house will be on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Caldwell Civic Center, 103 Highway 21 West, Caldwell, TX 77836.

Oct. 23, 2017
Study area map now available
LCRA TSC's consultant, URS, delineated the project study area and has begun additional data collection and constraint mapping. Click to view the study area map.

Consultation letters are out
LCRA TSC sent letters to local, state and federal agencies asking for information that could affect a transmission line route in the study area. Read the letter.


Key links

Contact

Justin Stryker
LCRA Regulatory Case Manager
512-730-6803
Justin.Stryker@lcra.org