Texas New Mexico Power Co. (TNMP) has asked the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT) for a docket for a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) for a single-circuit 138-kV line in Collin County, Texas.
The company has 25 days to file the CCN, a TNMP spokesperson told TransmissionHub.
The line as the crow flies is 4 miles long, but may be longer depending on the final route of the project. The western endpoint of the line will interconnect with a 138-kV line owned by Oncor Electric, and the eastern endpoint will connect to a new substation TNMP will build near Westminster, the spokesperson said.
“The project is intended to increase reliability and meet expected demand growth in the Westminster and Anna areas,” the spokesperson said.
The company has not yet determined the cost for the line, nor the construction schedule as structure locations have not yet been finalized.