The project consisted of infrastructure upgrades to help withstand extreme weather events as strong as a Category 4 hurricane.
The Montgomery County Power Station is a state-of-the-art natural gas power plant that provides 993 megawatts of clean, affordable and efficient energy to power over 184,000 homes.
The next phase of construction includes installing utility poles and lines, building new distribution lines and setting the foundation for new substation sites.
The ~$28 million investment helps strengthen the electrical grid in Southeast Texas.
The proposal benefits customers, supports growth in Southeast Texas and helps strengthen the state’s economy.
Crews plan to inspect more than 43,000 poles to help prevent outages.
The project will increase reliability in the area and is expected to be completed by December 2024.
$79.5 million in requested funding would help finance proposed infrastructure investments to increase reliability and resiliency of electric power delivery, resulting in less damage, lower restoration costs, fewer interruptions, and faster recovery times after major storms
The project will bring $1.8 billion in economic activity and more than 7,000 jobs to the community.