Entergy Texas is committed to ensuring a safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable supply of power for our customers. Part of that commitment requires working today to plan for our region’s infrastructure needs to ensure we are able to meet future growth. Providing reliable and affordable electricity is central to the future success of the communities we serve, and we are committed to working with our customers to power the future.  

Entergy Texas is planning to construct a new single-circuit 500 kilovolt transmission line approximately 35 miles in length in Hardin and Jefferson counties. The new transmission line will be routed from the existing Entergy Texas Cypress Substation in Hardin County and extend to the new Legend 500 kV Substation in Jefferson County. The final route will be determined by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. 

The new Legend 500 kV Substation will be constructed approximately 1.5 miles southwest of the intersection of SH 73 and SH 82. 

Entergy Texas operates within the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, which is a regional transmission organization that manages the flow of power across its footprint. MISO has identified this project as subject to federal reliability standards. The project will increase operational flexibility, help meet the growing power demands of Southeast Texas, and increase reliability and resiliency during extreme events, such as Winter Storm Uri. 

To learn more about the proposed project, visit the links below.  

All routes and route segments included in this notice are available for selection and approval by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. If approved, only one route (consisting of multiple route segments) from the Cypress Substation to the new Legend Substation will be selected by the PUCT. 

If you have questions about the transmission line you may contact Brad Coleman, Entergy Texas’ regulatory transmission coordinator, at 409-347-5125 or email the project team at cypress-legend@entergy.com.