Lobo to Rio Bravo to North Edinburg

Lobo to Rio Bravo to North Edinburg project is a 156-mile, 345-kV transmission line that originates at Lobo and terminates in North Edinburg, Texas. The project, which is sponsored by Electric Transmission Texas, will cost $398 million. The project received final approval from the PUCT in May 2013. The project involves adding a third 345-kV circuit between the Laredo area and the Rio Grande Valley area. It would enhance transfer capability and reduce thermal events common during peaking times in the area. The project is also expected to lower overall costs due to congestion and open the door for wind energy transfers in the south region.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Electric Transmission Texas LLC 156 345 TX TX 2016
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
398 Operating Cross Valley Project Lobo N. Edinburg
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
No 2015 TRE ERCOT US American Electric Power Corporation and MidAmerican Energy Holding Company