Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) - Electric Transmission

Owner:Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT), Austin, TexasReturn to previous page
Owner:Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT), Austin, Texas

The Texas Renewable Energy Program was promulgated by Texas Legislature in 2005, creating the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) which the Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas was assigned oversight responsibility. The goal of CREZ is to create the transmission of renewable energy generation from natural resources that will displace dependency on current carbon emitting electrical sources and will support the future growth and long term needs of Texas. The more specific objective of CREZ is to increase the availability of renewable energy power, primarily from wind power generated electricity sources which will ultimately transmit approximately 18,500 megawatts of electric power needs throughout Texas. Under CREZ, development of the required renewable energy infrastructure to distribute wind power generated electricity will be provided by Transmission Service Providers (TSP) who will be selected by the PUC based on qualification applications. Over 10 TSP’s were selected and are providing services to PUC to develop CREZ projects and the responsibilities for construction, operations, and maintenance of the transmission infrastructure.

One of those TSP’s selected by the PUC for CREZ was ETT, who was awarded over 10 transmission line routes and over 12 electric substations and equipment projects to develop. Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) selected CDS Muery to provide the surveying services and support engineering for constructing over 400 miles of 345 kV transmission lines as part of a wide-ranging endeavor of CREZ to deliver renewable energy to electric customers in Texas.

CDS Muery provided surveying services that encompassed several counties to establish a horizontal and vertical control network for aerial photography, route surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, design surveys, easement and right-of-way acquisition surveys, existing improvement surveys, deed research and fee tract exhibits, data integrating for GIS mapping, and construction staking and as-built surveys for the development of the following CREZ transmission powerline corridor projects: 

  • Dermott to Clear Crossing (84 miles)
  • Tesla to Riley (60 miles)
  • Riley to Edith Clarke (45 miles)
  • Edith Clarke to Cottonwood (70 miles)
  • Tesla to Edith Clarke (44 miles)
  • Edith Clarke to Clear Crossing (77 miles)
  • Clear Crossing to West Shackelford (31 miles)
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Surveying services provided

  • As-Built Surveys
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Construction Phase Surveying
  • Control Surveys
  • Design Surveys
  • Route Surveys
  • Survey Mapping

Markets Served

  • Energy