As the state’s economy continues to grow at a brisk pace, it is important to take steps to ensure that a reliable electric system is in place to support electric load growth. In particular, northern Tarrant and southern Denton counties are areas of interest to this new customer load growth. In addition to commercial and industrial development, there has also been active residential development in the area. Specifically, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor) proposes to expand transmission facilities in northern Tarrant and southern Denton counties in the area of the Hicks Switching Station and construct the projects that provide the needed expansion. These projects consist of the installation of a new 345/138 kV autotransformer and 138 kV buses in the existing Hicks Switching Station, as well as the construction of the Hicks – Elizabeth Creek 138 kV double circuit line in 2016. Completion of these Oncor projects will relieve loading on 345/138 kV autotransformers in the area, and provide a transmission source in an expanding area of North Texas.
• Voltage and Structure Type - The project is proposed to be a double circuit 138 kV transmission line constructed on steel or concrete monopoles.
- Project One Pager - The Hicks – Elizabeth Creek One Pager includes a short description of the project, approval process and contact information.
- Public Meeting - The Public Meetings were held on 7/23/2013 in Haslet, 7/24/2013 in Justin, and 7/25/2013 in Rhome. Informational handouts were available at the meetings which included an explanation of the project, map showing preliminary routes, proposed structures and the licensing process
- Application - On Jan. 07, 2014, Oncor filed an Application at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) under Docket No. 42087 to construct and operate the proposed project.
- Public Notice - A public notice announcing the filing of Oncor's application in Docket No. 42087 was published in the local newspapers on Jan. 15, 2014. A notice was mailed or hand delivered to utilities, cities, counties and landowners potentially affected by the project.
- Preliminary Intervenor Maps - Updated Intervenor maps ( Revised as of May 15, 2014) are now available in several formats. Intervenor Maps (Figures 3-2A and 3-2B) are approximately 40MB each, and are available as PDF downloads via the links below.
- Intervenor Map Figure 3-2A (West)
- Final Intervenor Maps - Final Intervenor maps are now available in PDF format. Intervenor Maps are approximately 40MB each, and are available as PDF downloads via the links below.
- PUCT Decision - On December 19, 2014, the PUCT issued the final order for this project and selected the route shown on the approved route map.
Oncor representatives can be contacted regarding the Hicks – Elizabeth Creek Transmission Project at 214.486.7880.