the state’s economy continues to grow, it is important to take steps to ensure
that a reliable electric system is in place to support electric load growth. In
particular, West Texas is experiencing substantial
electrical load growth due to increases in oil and natural gas production, mid-stream
processing, other activities to support the oil and gas industry, as well as
general economic and population growth needs. Oncor Electric Delivery Company (“Oncor”)
continues to monitor growth and assess the need for electric facilities to
provide safe and reliable service for customers across the Permian Basin and
West Texas generally. In order to meet the demands of the state’s growing oil and
gas industry, Oncor has proposed to construct a new electric transmission line from
the existing Oncor Riverton Switching Station, located in Reeves County
approximately three miles southeast of Orla, Texas, and extending to the
Tunstill POD, approximately 4-5 miles north of the Riverton Switching Station,
near the boundary between Reeves County and Loving County. Completion of this
Oncor project will provide the infrastructure required to serve industrial electric
load in the area effectively and reliably.
Voltage and Structure Type - The project is proposed to be a double-circuit capable 138 kV transmisson line constucted on steel monopoles.
- Project One Pager - The Tunstill POD 138 V Transmission Project One Pager includes a short description of the project, approval process and contact information.
- Public Meeting - The Public Meeting was held on 8/24/2017 in Pecos, TX. Informational handouts were made available at the meeting which included an explanation of the project, map showing the preliminary routes, proposed structures, and the licensing process.
- Application - On October 12, 2017, Oncor filed an Application at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) under Docket No. 47595 to construct and operate the proposed project.
Oncor representatives can be contacted regarding the Tunstill POD Transmisson Project at 214.486.4717