Why is the proposed transmission line needed?
The Oyster Creek transmission project is needed to provide 138 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission service to Freeport LNG Development’s natural gas pretreatment and generation facility in Brazoria County north of State Highway (SH) 332 near the interchange of SH 332 and County Road 690.
CenterPoint Energy proposes to construct a new 138 kV double-circuit transmission line, connecting an existing 138 kV transmission line to the proposed CenterPoint Energy Oyster Creek Substation located at Freeport LNG’s natural gas pretreatment and generation facility.
Who must approve this project before it is constructed?
CenterPoint Energy will file an application for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) which regulates CenterPoint Energy, and the PUCT will decide whether the application should be approved and on which route the transmission line should be constructed.
The page was last updated March 8, 2013. Additional information related to the project will be added to this page as it becomes available. Please check back regularly for updates.