The Public Utility Commission of Texas said that after evaluating the evidence in the record, it finds that Brazos Electric did not establish that the certificate is necessary for the service of the public.
As noted in a Jan. 30 memo to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Docket Management Section prepared the proposed order, which the commission will consider at an open meeting to be held on March 15 at the commission’s offices in Austin, Texas.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said that it recommends, for instance, that wetland and stream impacts be avoided and minimized to the maximum extent practicable, and that the company should maintain 100-foot buffers along either side of streams.
According to the construction schedule, a commission order is anticipated in August, and if approved, substation construction would begin in October; transmission line construction would begin in December; and the project would be in service in December 2019.
An unopposed settlement agreement was executed that resolves all of the issues among the parties to the docket, the Public Utility Commission of Texas said, adding that consistent with the agreement, as modified by the order, it approves the application.
American Transmission Company (ATC) on Jan. 24 provided an update on its St. Martins-Edgewood-Mukwonago Rebuild Project, for instance, telling Wisconsin regulators that construction began on Dec. 18, 2017, when right of way clearing began.
According to the “83D Timeline” posted on the Massachusetts Clean Energy website, long-term contracts are to be negotiated and executed on March 27, followed by the long-term contracts being submitted to the DPU for approval on April 25.