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Resolution - Lubbock Power & Light:
Consider two resolutions authorizing the Mayor to execute two Temporary Construction Easements to Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC ("Oncor"), to be utilized for temporary working space during Oncor's initial construction of transmission lines and associated equipment over, under, along, to, from, and through land more particularly described in Exhibits A and B to the Temporary Construction Easements, and including certain areas along the following transmission lines: Fiddlewood Switch to Farmland Switch 345kV, including the City of Lubbock’s South Water Treatment Plant and the Hancock Land Application Site.
Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) filed before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“PUC”) its Application of the City of Lubbock Through Lubbock Power and Light for Authority to Connect a Portion of its System with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”), Docket Number 47576 (the “Application”), on or about September 1, 2017. The portion of LP&L’s load subject to that Application is more particularly defined therein and herein as the “Affected Load.”
The PUC approved LP&L’s Application to integrate the Affected Load into ERCOT by its Order dated March 15, 2018, in PUC Docket No. 47576, styled Application for the City of Lubbock through Lubbock Power and Light for Authority to Connect a Portion of its System with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (the “Order”).
As a part of that Order, the PUC ordered LP&L and Sharyland Utilities (“Sharyland”), as end point owners of the subject transmission infrastructure (“Infrastructure”) required to be constructed to integrate the Affected Load into ERCOT, to agree to the split of ownership of such Infrastructure. This agreement was accomplished through the Participation Agreement (the “PA”), entered into by and between LP&L and Sharyland.
Subsequent to entering into the PA, Sharyland was acquired by merger and acquisition by Oncor Electric Delivery Company (“Oncor”). As part of the merger and acquisition, Oncor succeeded to all benefits and obligations of Sharyland under the PA.
Oncor has responsibility under the PA to construct 345 kV and 115 kV transmission lines, some of which will be transferred to LP&L ownership and operation at a later date.Portions of these facilities to be constructed will be on land owned by the City of Lubbock. The Temporary Construction Easements grant Oncor utilization of a temporary working space during Oncor’s initial construction of transmission lines and associated equipment (the “Facilities”), over, under, along, to, from, and through land more particularly described in Exhibits A and B, attached to the Temporary Construction Easements.Oncor will ultimately own the portion of the line that crosses the City of Lubbock’s Hancock Land Application Site in Lynn County, so the parties are negotiating a perpetual easement for same. In the interim, the Temporary Construction Easements allow construction to remain ongoing.
The only fiscal impact has previously been approved by the Electric Utility Board and the City Council.
David McCalla, Director of Electric Utilities
Electric Utility Board
Resolution - South Water Treatment Plant
Easement - South Water Treatment Plant
Resolution - Hancock Land Application Site
Easement - Hancock Land Application Site
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