About Us

About Us

Founded in 2008, Cross Texas Transmission is a transmission service provider that constructs, owns, and operates transmission facilities to help deliver energy to homes and businesses across Texas. Cross Texas Transmission supports several regions across the Lone Star State through its operations and maintenance facilities in Austin and Amarillo.

We have successfully developed hundreds of miles of 345kV transmission lines and associated substations that allow for the delivery of several thousand megawatts of electricity to load centers throughout the state. The construction and operation of this new transmission infrastructure has fueled several billion dollars of further investment in the state.

To support our cost-effective transmission strategy, Cross Texas Transmission also forms regional partnerships with other utilities and co-ops, such as Garland Power & Light. These joint ventures enable the development of system-wide transmission infrastructure upgrades identified by the ERCOT regional planning process.

Cross Texas Transmission is known for being a good steward of the land. Our business philosophy is focused on making as small an impact as possible on the communities and environment in which we work. Cross Texas Transmission abides by all federal and state-mandated regulatory requirements, including safety and environmental procedures. We work with a number of organizations to ensure that areas impacted by our operations are restored to their original – if not improved – condition.

As good neighbors, we also make ourselves readily available to property owners to answer any questions and address any concerns they may have.

Cross Texas Transmission is a subsidiary of LS Power and of LS Power Grid.

For decades, LS Power has been at the leading edge of the electric industry’s evolution, often introducing or commercializing new technologies and developing new markets. Today is no different. LS Power is at the forefront of the greening of the electric grid. Through LS Power’s national fleet of utility-scale solar, wind, hydro, natural gas-fired, and battery storage generation projects, our customer-facing distributed energy resources and energy efficiency platforms, and by building the transmission that connects it all, LS Power is not just talking about the decarbonization of the system – LS Power is making it happen.

LS Power Grid, an affiliate of LS Power, focuses on the development, construction, and operation of the company’s transmission portfolio. In every project, LS Power’s development philosophy centers on meeting the needs of customers by providing safe, reliable, competitive energy while protecting the environment and working together with local communities.

Learn more at www.lspower.com and www.lspowergrid.com.

Cross Texas Transmission’s dedicated team of operations, engineering, and maintenance staff work around-the-clock to ensure the reliable and secure operation of our transmission facilities using the latest advancements in equipment and energy management systems.

The facilities which operate Cross Texas Transmission are fully redundant, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) certified High Impact Rating control centers that meet all physical and cybersecurity requirements.  The current primary and backup control centers are located approximately 16 miles apart. This distance provides sufficient geographic diversity while being close enough to allow transmission system operators to relocate in less than 2 hours as required by NERC. The backup control center fully mirrors the primary control center and complete transfer of control can occur without losing any monitoring or control capabilities. In addition, each control center has redundancy in communications, power supply, HVAC and humidity control, and gas fire suppression systems.  The primary and backup control centers maintain emergency provisions including cots, blankets, water, and food. These provisions are stored inside each of the secure control rooms. This enables continuous, high-functioning operations during periods of prolonged emergency conditions.

The control center is fully operated in-house and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Operating the control center is a team of internal personnel who are NERC and PJM certified and pursue ongoing education to maintain their certifications and use the latest advances in EMS and visualization to manage the system. The in-house control center staff has decades of experience in operations, control, and management of the bulk electric system with specific experience operating transmission systems in PJM, and ERCOT. In addition, the staff has access to a fully functioning control center simulator to train for unexpected emergencies and support drills to assess readiness.

Cross Texas Transmission has helped deliver some of the best wind resources in the world to millions of homes and businesses in Texas by constructing hundreds of miles of 345kV transmission facilities across Donley, Briscoe, Carson, Childress, Collingsworth, Gray, Hall, and Wheeler counties in the Panhandle.

Cross Texas Transmission also has facilities in Southeast Texas in the Brazos Valley region. These transmission facilities have increased reliability, relieved congestion/lowered electricity costs, and improved capabilities to respond to grid emergencies in this region. These and other new assets in this region will continue to help fuel economic growth in South Texas.

During the development of our Panhandle System and the Brazos Valley System, Cross Texas Transmission applied for and received numerous federal, state, and local authorizations, permits, and approvals. Of particular note, Cross Texas Transmission successfully earned permits or other regulatory approvals from the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas General Land Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and various other state and local agencies.