Why is the proposed transmission line needed?
The Zenith-Franz project is part of an interrelated set of improvements that are needed to improve the reliability of the electric transmission system and serve the projected load growth in the Katy area located in Harris County near the interchange of Interstate Highway (IH) 10 and State Highway (SH) 99, known as the Grand Parkway.
CenterPoint Energy proposes to construct a new 138 kV double-circuit transmission line, connecting an existing 138 kV transmission line to the existing CenterPoint Energy Zenith Substation located in northwest Harris County.
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 August 27, 2014. Additional information related to the project will be added to this page as it becomes available. Please check back regularly for updates.