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LCRA files CCN for Gillespie to Newton Project
LCRA asks PUC for delay for filing CCNs for some lines to expand study area
LCRA Responds to ERCOT’s Recommendation About Westwind Substation
PUC Approval Process
LCRA and CREZ Projects Upgrades
Texas CREZ Consortium Map
Docket No. 35665 - ERCOT Scenario 2 CREZ Transmission Plan
●  How to look up a PUC Docket Number. Go here.
     Select Retrieve Filings. Select Login.
     Enter the Control Number (such as 37049 or 38354) and then click Search Now
●  LCRA submits it's application to amend its CCN for the McCamey D to Kendall to Gillespie 345-kV CREZ Transmission Line in Schleicher, Sutton, Menard, Kimble, Mason, Gillespie, Kerr, and Kendall Counties, Texas to the PUC.

The LCRA application is available at the PUC website on docket # 38354.

How to look up a PUC Docket Number:

     ● Go HERE
     ● Select Retrieve Filings
     ● Select Login
     ● Enter the Control Number 38354
     ● Click Search Now
     ● Go to document number 173 and select it
     ● To read the documents in the application, it is recommended that you download the 27.7 MB zip file by right click and Save Target As to your pc
     ● Unzip the file to a folder on your pc
     ● Open the folder and view the 49 documents
     ● Check out LCRA Maps section below for mapping reference to some of these documents

Docket No. 38354 - LCRA Preferred route highlighted on maps


Taken directly from LCRA/CREZ website;

LCRA TSC has combined two CREZ priority projects, McCamey D to Kendall and Kendall to Gillespie, for the purpose of filing one application with the PUC to amend its CCN. The application will be for the McCamey D to Kendall to Gillespie 345-kV CREZ transmission line.

LCRA TSC proposes to construct two new, 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines, primarily on double-circuit capable lattice structures. The first transmission line will be a double-circuit line that will connect the designated McCamey D Station, to be located in northern Schleicher County ,to the existing Kendall Station located in western Kendall County. LCRA TSC will install both circuits on this transmission line. The first transmission line may be located in portions of Schleicher, Sutton, Menard, Kimble, Mason, Gillespie, Kerr, and Kendall counties.

The second transmission line will connect the existing Kendall Station, located in western Kendall County, to the existing Gillespie Station, located in central Gillespie County. LCRA TSC initially will install one circuit on double -circuit capable lattice structures, which will accommodate a second circuit when necessary. The second transmission line may be located in portions of Kerr, Kendall, and Gillespie counties.

LCRA TSC presented information about the Twin Buttes to McCamey D to Westwind to Kendall CREZ project and the Westwind/Kendall to Gillespie to Newton CREZ project at open houses held in May 2009. LCRA TSC eliminated the proposed Westwind Station from further consideration as a routing point because the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) recommended against it. In September 2009, LCRA TSC separated the two CREZ projects into three for the purpose of filing separate CCN amendment applications for the three projects with the PUC. LCRA TSC is filing its CCN applications for the Gillespie to Newton 345-kV CREZ transmission line project on October 28, 2009 and the Twin Buttes to McCamey D 345-kV CREZ transmission line project will be filed on January 15, 2010.

Aerial Photography Interactive Map at LCRA  (use this one to find out if your property is on a line segment) Watch the Interactive Map Tutorial for tips on how to use the map.

Public Notice (shows preferred and alternate routes submitted to PUC)

Public Notice Maps - Preferred and primary alternate route maps - Sheet 1

Public Notice Maps - Preferred and primary alternate route maps - Sheet 2

Public Notice Maps - Preferred and primary alternate route maps - Sheet 3

Public Notice Maps - Preferred and primary alternate route maps - Sheet 4

Public Notice Maps - Preferred and primary alternate route maps - Sheet 5

Public Notice Maps - Preferred and primary alternate route maps - Sheet 6

Public Notice Maps - Inset of 1 through 6

Location of Directly Affected Properties Maps - Location of directly affected land owners on all possible routes (use this one to find your property boundaries on a line segment; use this to find your segment Tract ID and then to find it on the maps; Mouse over map grid. Click on grid to open map for that area)
LCRA TSC operations area

LCRA Public Open House Exhibits

For more detail about LCRA TSC information, contact:
Sara Morgenroth
Senior Regulatory Case Manager
Lower Colorado River Authority
P.O. Box 220 – BTC 151
Austin, Texas 78767-0220
1-800-776-5272, Ext. 4151, or (512) 369-4151

How We Got Here

CREZ Project Timeline
Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA/ CREZ Project)
Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUC)
Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
State Energy Conservation Office - Wind Transmission
Transmission Line Background


Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau Resolution - June 2009
Gillespie County Resolution - November 2008
Gillespie County Resolution - May 2009
Gillespie County Economic Development Commission Resolution - June 2009
City of Goldthwaite Resolution - July 2009
City of Junction Resolution - July 2009
Kendall County Resolution - June 2009
Kerr County Resolution - June 2009
Kimble County Resolution - June 2009
Llano County Resolution - August 2009
Menard County Resolution - August 2009
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Resolution - June 2009

Eminent Domain Law

The Kelo Case
What Property Owner's Should Know
Property Owner's Rights
Fair Compensation
Eminent Domain FAQ
Powerlines, Property Owners, Public Utilities and The Power of Eminent Domain
Negotiating Eminent Domain Right of Ways (slideshow ver) - Texas A&M
Negotiating Eminent Domain Right of Ways (article ver) - Texas A&M

Eminent Domain Lawyers

(Note: Law Firms are in order of distance from the CVA incorporation address, then alphabetical order; We do not advocate one law firm over another; We are only providing this list as a baseline for your search should you need one)

San Angelo
Walter Pfluger, Smith, Rose, Finley, San Angelo, Tx, 1-800-777-6721

Ahlschwede & Spaeth, PC, Junction, Tx, 325-446-9425

San Antonio
San Antonio Eminent Domain Lawyers @ Lawyers.com

Dripping Springs
Braun & Associates, Dripping Springs, Tx, 512-894-5426

Avant & Mitchell, LP, Austin, Tx, 512-478-5757
Barron & Adler, L.L.P., Austin, Tx, 512-478-4995
Christian Brooks - Womack McClish Wall Foster Brooks P.C., Austin, Tx, 512-474-9875
Jason S. Coomer, P.L.L.C., Austin, Tx, 512-474-1477
Austin Eminent Domain Lawyers @ Lawyers.com

Kevin Maguire - Strasburger & Price, LLP, Dallas, Tx, 214-651-4696

EMF (Electromagnetic Fields)

The Power Line Dilemma - Andrew James Schutt


NEPA Overview
USFWS Endangered Species Act
US Fish and Wildlife Southwest Region Home Page
USFWS Endangered Species List SW Region
Safe Harbor Agreements for Private Landowners at USFWS
Safe Harbor Agreements Info at Environmental Defense Fund
TPWD Review of CREZ Transmission Lines
TPWD Letter to PBS&J on Comments Concerning CREZ Project
TPWD Landowner Request for Technical Guidance
TPWD Recommendations for Electrical Transmission
Useful information about transmission lines

Endangered or Threatened Species

Endangered and Threatened Species
Black Capped Vireo
Golden-cheeked Warbler
Chisos Mountains Hedgehog Cactus
Tobusch Fishhook Cactus
State of Texas Threatened and Endangered Species Regulations
Hill Country Bat Information at Save Our Scenic Hill Country


CVA Maps

Proposed Expanded Study Area
LCRA Lines and Risk to Aviators

click here to donate today to the CVA legal defense fund

Supportive Organizations

Save Our Scenic Hill Country Organization
Hill Country Alliance
Texas Wildlife Association
Save the Lampasas
Protect North Palo Duro Canyon

Gather Up Your Steam CVA

Here are some of the things Sandra Cole with Save the Lampasas has learned from their fight with ONCOR. Read list of suggestions here

Contact Information

LCRA Leadership Board

LCRA General Manager

● Texas Governor's Office - Rick Perry
     Office of the Governor
     P.O. Box 12428
     Austin, Texas 78711-2428
     Citizen's Opinion Hotline [for Texas
     callers] : (800) 252-9600

● Texas State Representative -
     House District 53
     Representative Harvey Hilderbran
     Capitol Office: CAP GW.12
     Address: P.O. Box 2910
     Austin, TX 78768
     Phone: 512-463-0536

● Texas State Senator - Senate District 24
     Senator Troy Fraser
     Capitol Office: CAP 1E.15
     Address: P.O. Box 12068
     Austin, TX 78711
     Phone: 512-463-0124

● Kimble County Commissioners -
     Precinct 1
     Commissioner Billy Braswell
     PO BOX 12
     Telegraph, TX 76883
     Phone: 325-446-3066

● Kimble County Commissioners -
     Precinct 2
     Commissioner Charles McGuire
     Email: ccmc68@ktc.com
     PO BOX 597
     Junction, TX 76874
     Phone: 325-446-2277

● Kimble County Commissioners -
     Precinct 3
     Commissioner Wylie Taff
     PO BOX 233
     London, TX 76854
     Phone: 325-475-2155

● Kimble County Commissioners -
     Precinct 4
     Commissioner Tooter Schulze
     PO BOX 53
     Junction, TX 76849
     Phone: 325-446-2885

● Junction Texas Economic Development
     Corp. (JTEDC)
     730 Main
     Junction, Texas 76849
     Phone: 325-446-3402

Kimble County Chamber of Commerce