Fayetteville-Zenith project put on hold

HOUSTON – April 7, 2012 – CenterPoint Energy’s electric utility business announced today that it has put on hold a proposed electric transmission line from the Fayetteville Substation to the Zenith Substation in the far western edge of its 5,000 square mile service territory.   The decision was based on revisions in the criteria used by the Public Utility Commission to evaluate the need for such projects.

The Company is contacting area landowners along the proposed line to notify them of these developments. 

Should ERCOT determine that a similar project is necessary in the future, CenterPoint Energy will provide advanced notice to potentially affected land owners and seek their input.