Zenith to Fayetteville is a 60-mile, 345-kV double circuit transmission line, originating at Fayetteville Substation and terminating at Zenith Substation, Texas. The project, proposed by CenterPoint Energy, is expected to cost $175 million. Construction is scheduled for the completion in 2014. The project is needed to provide a new transmission path to increase the import capability into the Greater Houston area as identified by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). ERCOT estimates the project will save Texas consumers over $45 million annually in reduced energy costs. On April 11, 2012, CenterPoint Energy announced that it has put the project on hold. The decision was based on revisions in the criteria used by the Public Utility Commission to evaluate the need for such projects.
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