Entergy files report of project completion concerning 115-kV project in Arkansas

Entergy (NYSE:ETR) on Dec. 13 filed a letter with the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) that represents the report of project completion concerning the construction of the Benton Hurricane Lake 115-kV Substation T-Line Connection project.

As TransmissionHub reported, according to a Dec. 5, 2016, order signed by an APSC administrative law judge Entergy’s Entergy Arkansas Inc. (EAI) was granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CCN) to build, operate, and maintain new 115-kV transmission line segments and related transmission facilities in Saline County, Ark.

As noted in that order, EAI in September 2016 filed an application with the APSC for a CCN, requesting authority to build, operate, and maintain the project. The proposed facilities consist of two slack-span line segments about 150 feet each (0.06 miles total) of new single circuit transmission line to provide a 115-kV connection to a new distribution substation being built by Benton Utilities for the City of Benton, Ark., the order said.

The proposed facilities would be built on property owned by the city, including most of the right of way (ROW) for the transmission cut-in to the Hurricane Lake substation, and on EAI existing transmission line ROW, the order noted. The city owns the approximate four-acre site and would provide EAI ROW on which the proposed facilities would be built, except for a small property gap located between the Hurricane Lake substation site and the existing 115-kV transmission ROW (0.02 acres), the order noted, adding that EAI said that it has secured an easement for that small parcel from the landowner.

In its Dec. 13 filing, Entergy said that the project construction and final testing of electrical facilities have been completed and the company’s transmission facilities were essentially completed with substantially all final costs received as of this month.

The transmission outage for the project has been concluded and the transmission line was placed in service on Sept. 20, the company said.

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