A plan to install electric transmissions lines near SH 121 in Allen is being met with strong opposition from City Council.
On July 26 council members adopted a resolution opposing the Kittyhawk Transmission Line and Substation project proposed by Brazos Electric Power Cooperative. The project calls for 1.6 to 5.6 miles of transmission lines, along with a five-acre substation located in the vicinity of Alma Drive and Exchange Parkway.
Brazos is in the process of selecting alternative sites for the project to be submitted to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). City staff believes the current alternative segments do not adequately reflect a geographically diverse set of options. Staff also contends that the majority of the demand that is generating the need for this project is located north of SH 121, while many of the alternatives Brazos has proposed are south of the highway.
Brazos held a public meeting on May 17 to solicit feedback from citizens who may be affected by the proposed substation and transmission lines. Many Allen residents attended to gather information and voice their opposition.
Allen’s resolution strongly opposes locating any portion of the project in Allen and encourages Brazos to seek alternatives north of SH 121. Citizens can also voice their opinion on the proposed Brazos project by mail or email.