New Proposed LCRA High Voltage Powerline – Leander-Round Rock Transmission Line Project (Williamson County)

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has proposed a new high-voltage transmission line that would serve the quickly developing area between Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Leander. The new electric transmission line is expected to transmit 138,000 kilo volts of electricity (138kV).  The proposed project would cut through southwestern Williamson County, connecting two new substations to existing stations in Leander and Round Rock.

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Currently, this project is in the Environmental Assessment and Routing Analysis phase. Initial route segments and substation sites are being developed. Once the alternative routes are created and evaluated, the LCRA will move forward with filing the Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN). The LCRA anticipates filing the CCN application for the project with the PUC this spring.

Currently, the PUC has opened docket number 45364 to receive public input concerning the project. This docket number will be updated once the LCRA files its project application.

Contact Luke Ellis with Johns, Marrs, Ellis & Hodge LLP’s Austin office for additional information on LCRA’s 138-kV Project or future periodic updates.

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Luke Ellis and Justin Hodge are partners with Johns Marrs Ellis & Hodge. Justin heads the firm's eminent domain practice in the Houston office. Luke heads the firm's eminent domain practice in the Austin office. Luke Ellis is widely recognized as one of Texas’s top young lawyers—and one of the top lawyers of any age practicing in the area of eminent domain. Mr. Ellis has broad experience and has enjoyed success in many types of civil litigation. Justin Hodge is a trial lawyer who represents Texas landowners in condemnation, eminent-domain, and real-estate lawsuits. He represents landowners in condemnation proceedings, not the governmental authorities or private companies taking property. Mr. Hodge has handled complex condemnation and eminent-domain cases throughout the State of Texas. If you have questions about any of the issues raised in this blog, we invite you to discuss them with us at jhodge@jmehlaw.com or lellis@jmehlaw.com.

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