TransmissionHub Project Review September 2013

In its Monthly Project Review (MPR), TransmissionHub offers a glimpse of some of the activity that took place in September. 

The Lower Colorado River Authority‘s (LCRA) 139-mile Big Hill to Kendall project, with an estimated cost of $307.4m, was the largest of the projects to enter service in September.

The South Texas Electric Cooperative-sponsored Bakersfield to the Big Hill Tap was completed on Aug. 31. The-112 mile, 345-kV project is estimated to cost $137.4m. 

Sharyland Utilities‘ $134.6m Hereford to White Deer Line and Cross Texas Transmission‘s $134.4m Silverton to Tesla line projects came online in mid-September, according to TransmissionHub data. 

There were seven projects with an estimated cost of $1.55bn announced during September, with the 65-mile, HVDC underwater Lake Erie Power Corporation’s CleanPower Connector topping the list. 

Another large project announcement was Lone Star’s and Cross Texas Transmission’s Navarro to Houston 500-kV project, which is scheduled for completion in 2018. The project is estimated to cost $432m and will help to meet future electric demand in the Houston area.

FirstEnergy’s (NYSE:FE) 110-mile, 345-kV Glenwillow to Bruce Mansfield project revised its cost estimate down from $184m to $151m.