Sharyland Utilities believes energy infrastructure is critical to ensuring the continued economic development and prosperity that Texas currently enjoys. We also believe that creativity and innovation will be required to meet Texas' electric needs in the 21st century. Sharyland will continue to be on the cutting edge of efficiently moving transmission projects from the conceptual phase to operational assets that provide necessary infrastructure for our thriving Texas economy.
On March 8, 2018, the Public Utility Commission of Texas approved Lubbock Power & Light's (LP&L) proposal to move a portion of its system from the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid. The PUCT also selected Sharyland Utilities and LP&L to build the transmission facilities to interconnect LP&L's system to ERCOT.
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In 2013, Sharyland Utilities completed construction and energization of approximately 300 miles of electric transmission facilities, including four collection stations and five 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line segments in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains as part of the state's Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) process. In 2014, Sharyland added a fifth collection station to these CREZ lines. In March 2018, due to increased amounts of wind generation entering the market, Sharyland energized a second circuit on several of its original CREZ transmission line towers which were originally constructed with a single circuit.
ERCOT designated Sharyland Utilities as the transmission provider to install the first ever synchronous condensers in Texas to help enhance grid stability and export capability of the transmission system in the Texas Panhandle. These two synchronous condensers are connected to two of Sharyland's collection stations in the Panhandle and were placed into service in March and April 2018. ERCOT is currently reviewing the possible addition of a third synchronous condenser to Sharyland's system.