Following Texas’ winter storms in February 2021, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) recognized the need for additional transmission lines in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) and endorsed AEP Texas and Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) plans for transmission system improvements to strengthen the region’s system.
AEP Texas and ETT developed the RGV Transmission Improvements Project to implement these necessary improvements for reliability in the Valley, and plan to add about 190 miles of 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and two substations to the Texas grid by the end of 2026.
These projects are in development and require feedback from the community prior to filing regulatory applications with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC).
Project Components Include:
Cenizo – Cruce - Project page coming soon
Cruce – Reforzar - Project page coming soon
Ajo – Reforzar - Project page coming soon
The project team plans to host open houses to gather input from the communities in the project area for all components of the RGV Transmission Improvements Project. Open houses are set up as workshops so you can talk with project team members, review detailed maps and provide us with your feedback. Because there is no formal presentation, you are welcome to come and go as you like, depending on your schedule.
Once scheduled, open house dates will be posted on each respective project page. Landowners within each project area can expect to receive a letter indicating the open house(s) available in their area.
Del Sol - Frontera
Cruce - Del Sol
Cenizo - Cruce
Cruce - Reforzar
Ajo - Reforzar