All of us at Entergy Texas, Inc. (Entergy Texas) are 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. Ensuring 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 proposes the addition of new electric transmission infrastructure in Walker County and plans to construct a primarily single-pole double-circuit 138 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line (proposed transmission line). This proposed transmission line would connect a new substation (the Texas Distribution Substation) to the existing Entergy Texas Lewis Creek to Goree 138 kV Transmission Line (L-487). The new transmission line will follow a path through Walker County until it reaches the new Texas Substation. The Texas Substation is planned to be located along Interstate Highway (IH) 45 between Huntsville and New Waverly in Walker County. The new transmission line would be approximately 3-5 miles in length, depending on the final route ultimately approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT).
The transmission line will be erected utilizing either concrete or steel predominately single-pole structures within a right-of-way that would be up to 100 feet wide. This right-of-way consists of approximately 50 feet on either side of the centerline of the proposed transmission line, some of which could overlap with other compatible rights-of-way, depending on the final location. Adding this infrastructure will help ensure a modern and reliable transmission system to power our community for years to come – as well as help ensure the future economic success of the region.
Below you will find some helpful links regarding this project:
- Online Open House
- Current Version of Landowner Notice Map
- Detailed Interactive Routing Map
- Texas Landowner Bill of Rights
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 from an alternative “Cut-In” option to an alternative “Substation Site” option will be selected by the PUCT for ETI to construct the project.
If you have questions about the transmission line you may contact Brad Coleman, ETI’s Regulatory Transmission Coordinator, at 281-689-4601 or email the project team at Texas@entergy.com.