USA, Texas: Electric utility firm CenterPoint Energy has unveiled plans to upgrade the existing and build new electric transmission infrastructure in order to meet the growing demand from the petrochemical industry along the Texas Gulf Coast.
CenterPoint has submitted a proposal to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) for the $250 million power transmission project, which will serve petrochemical industry in the Freeport, Texas area, reports EBR
CenterPoint will upgrade two existing substations, with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, in addition to building new 345 kV double-circuit transmission line.
The project will expand the utility’s capacity in the region to around 1,340MW, which can be operational at different stages between 2017 and 2019.
The proposed enhancements are expected to be completed by summer 2019, while the proposed new line is anticipated to start operating in 2021.
Source: Energy Business Review