The companies are joint owners of the project, which runs between the Big Stone South substation near Big Stone City and the existing Brookings County substation about 10 miles northeast of Brookings, according to an Aug. 30 statement.
Since the hurricane first made landfall, six 345-kV transmission lines have experienced storm-related forced outages, but as of the morning of Aug. 30, all but two of those lines have been restored, ERCOT said.
The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, in an Aug. 22 letter to the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, said that it has no comments or concerns pertinent to the project at this time.
The transmission project would include the construction of three new 138-kV transmission lines – Leaside Way to Southwest Shreveport; Leaside Way to Stonewall; and Leaside Way to Western Electric – as well as building the 138/69-kV autotransformer substation (Leaside Way).
The proposed revised route impacts one new landowner and eight existing landowners, American Transmission Company said, adding that it has consulted with each landowner, and each has agreed to the minor route adjustment.
Harvey made landfall around 11 p.m., EDT, on Aug. 25, between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor in Texas as a category 4 hurricane, according to the Aug. 28 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Infrastructure Security & Energy Restoration “Hurricane Harvey Event Report (Update #5).”