Eastside Loop Expansion - 115 kV Transmission Line
El Paso Electric Company (EPE) is proposing to construct two new 115 kV electric transmission lines that will connect to three new substations (i.e., Phases I and II of the Eastside Loop Expansion Project) in eastern El Paso County, Texas. EPE plans to file applications to Amend its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) for the proposed transmission lines with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) later this year.
The proposed transmission lines are required to maintain the electric reliability of the transmission system in the area and serve projected and future load growth. The proposed construction for both Phase I and Phase II includes new 115 kV electric transmission lines, located along yet-to-be-determined routes.
The preliminary transmission line segment alternatives are shown on the maps below. The segments shown on the map are potential route segment alternatives; not all of the segment alternatives will be constructed. The PUCT will determine the final routes in the CCN application proceedings for approval of the proposed lines that will be filed by EPE later this year.
The PUCT requires that the applicant – EPE – conduct a routing study that identifies potential transmission routing options and requires an opportunity for the public to provide input into the proposed projects and routing options.
Preliminary Transmission Line Segments: Phase I
Preliminary Transmission Line Segments: Phase II
Transmission Pole Design
Environmental and Land Use Criteria for Transmission Line Evaluation
Public Utility Commission Process
Governmental Agencies and Officials Contacted
This questionnaire will help El Paso Electric Company (EPE) understand public interests and concerns about the proposed projects. Once you have viewed the exhibits, please complete this questionnaire and leave it at the front greeting table box labeled Questionnaire, or send it to our routing consultant, HDR, via mail or email by July 26, 2019.