LP&L gives update on switch to ERCOT
The discussion continued with LP&L’s transition to new power supply partner ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The state’s power grid services 24 million customers which represents 90 percent of the state’s electricity load.
ERCOT has begun its research to integrate Lubbock Power and Light’s electric load to its market by 2019.
“We have finished our comprehensive transmission study and that has gone to ERCOT for their review and so over the next six months we’ll be working in unison with them in order to study how to best incorporate our system into the ERCOT system,” LP&L Spokesman Matt Rose said.
Ahead of the 2019 switch, the board also approved a rebuild to a transmission line to upgrade its capacity.