There are three new substations to be constructed as part of the ERCOT integration that will be owned and operated by LP&L. It is necessary to provide unique names for the LP&L substations to distinguish them from existing LP&L and new Oncor substations. The capital improvement program has previously recognized these three substations as X-Fab, Wadsworth, and New Oliver.
There are no City Council ordinances or Board policies that govern naming facilities. The recommended approach is to name substations after nearby geographical features.
The recommended names for the new substations are:
1. Yellow House Canyon Substation, for the LP&L substation to be constructed near X-FAB and near Yellow House Canyon Park (previously referred to as X-FAB Substation);
2. Dunbar Substation, for the LP&L substation to be constructed east of Loop 289, and east of existing Wadsworth Substation, near the Dunbar Historical Lake (previously referred to as Wadsworth Substation); and
3. Posey Substation, for the LP&L substation to be constructed south of Lubbock, near the community of Posey (previously referred to as New Oliver Substation).
Staff and the Electric Utility Board recommend adoption of the resolution naming substations as outlined in the resolution, or such alternative action as the City Council may deem appropriate.