Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) announced an RFP December 19 to build a 500kV line and substation to enhance power market efficiency in Louisiana and Texas. Proposal submissions will be due in July.
The project involves the upgrade of an existing 230kV substation to 500kV, the building of a new 500kV substation, the reconfiguration of 230kV lines and the construction of about 21 miles of 500kV transmission from Hartburg, Texas, near the Louisiana state line, southwest to the new substation near Vidor, Texas.
Texas and Louisiana will both see benefits from Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s newest 500kV line and substation project set to begin January 2019.
The project will cost an estimated $130 million. Click here to read S&P Global’s full story on the plans leading up to this project