数日前に書いた、テキサス州での送電網開発プロジェクト(CREZ : Competitive Renewable Energy Zone)は、10社のTSP(Transmission Service Provider)へ、分割して発注されている。
(1) Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC (Oncor)
- Oncor is a regulated electricity distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers.
- Oncor operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, delivering power to more than 3 million homes and businesses and operating approximately 117,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas.
- While Oncor is owned by a limited number of investors (including majority owner, Energy Future Holdings Corp.), Oncor is managed by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of a majority of independent directors.
(2) Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT)
- ETT is a joint venture between subsidiaries of American Electric Power and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, which is certificated to build and own transmission projects within ERCOT.
- なお、「MidAmerican Energy Holdings」というのは、ウオーレンバフェットの会社。
(3) Texas-based Wind Energy Transmission Texas, LLC, (WETT)
- WETT is a joint venture between Brookfield Asset Management and Isolux Corsan Concesiones, SA. Two worldwide leaders in electric transmission development who have come together to build and operate high-voltage greenfield transmission lines in Texas.
(4) Lone Star Transmission
- Lone Star Transmission plans to construct, own and operate Competitive Renewable Energy Zone high-voltage electric transmission facilities within Texas. Lone Star'sTM transmission rates will be regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and their service will meet reliability requirements as set by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. As a subsidiary of FPL Group, Lone Star Transmission has the capability to license, construct, operate and maintain the CREZ Texas transmission facilities.
(5) Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
- Sharyland Utilities is a Texas-based public electric utility that is fully regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
- Sharyland Utilities is committed to providing quality customer service, affordable rates, safe and reliable electric delivery, and increased investment in the electric grid of Texas.
- Sharyland Utilities is unique in that it serves retail customers throughout Texas in both competitive and non-competitive segments of the state’s electricity markets.
- Sharyland Utilities currently serves approximately 44,000 customers in 29 counties throughout Texas. Its corporate office is located in Dallas, with additional offices in Amarillo, Brady, Celeste, Colorado City, McAllen, Midland, and Stanton.
- Sharyland Utilities is privately- owned by Hunter L. Hunt and other members of the family of Ray L. Hunt, and is managed by Hunter L. Hunt.
(6) LCRA TSC
- LCRA TSC is an existing ERCOT transmission utility that commenced operations in 2002 as a successor in interest to the transmission business unit of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).
- LCRA is a conservation and reclamation district that provides energy, water and community services to improve the quality of life for the people of Texas.
- Created by the Texas Legislature in 1934, LCRA owned and operated its transmission system for over 60 years, receiving its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN No. 30110) from the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) in 1978.
- In 2001 the PUCT authorized transfer of the LCRA transmission system and its CCN to LCRA TSC.
(7) Cross Texas Transmission
- Cross Texas Transmission is a designated transmission service provider in Texas.
- Cross Texas Transmission will construct, operate and maintain over 200 miles of double circuit 345-kV transmission lines and associated equipment generally located in the Texas Panhandle.
(8) South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC)
- STEC was formed in 1944 to provide wholesale electric power to member cooperatives.
- Presently the South Texas Electric Cooperative serves eight distribution cooperatives: Karnes, Wharton County, Victoria, Jackson, San Patricio, Nueces, Magic Valley, and Medina electric cooperatives.
- These cooperatives provide service to over 170,000 members in 65 South Texas counties.
(9)Brazos Electric Cooperative
- Brazos Electric is a 3,000 megawatt generation and transmission cooperative whose members' service territory extends across 68 counties from the Texas Panhandle to Houston.
- Organized in 1941, Brazos Electric was the first cooperative formed in the Lone Star state for the purpose of generating and supplying electrical power.
- Today, it is the largest generation and transmission cooperative in Texas.
- Brazos Electric is the wholesale power supplier for its 16 member-owner distribution cooperatives and one municipal system.
(10) Bandera Electric Cooperative, Inc.
- Bandera Electric Cooperative, Inc. has been member-owned since 1938 and serves the Bandera, Bexar, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Real, and Uvalde Texas counties.