North Texas is experiencing extraordinary residential and commercial growth, and much of this growth is concentrated in eight areas served by CoServ. In 2004, we served 100,000 electric meters; in 2017, we serve more than 200,000 electric meters and over 100,000 natural gas meters. CoServ is committed to serving the increased energy demand generated by this growth. The #CoServ2020 communications initiative provides updates about transmission infrastructure projects as they occur, and it also is meant to serve as a resource for CoServ Members, Customers and the communities in our service territory.
Keeping up with the increased demand for electricity means careful planning. When CoServ identifies new substation needs, we contact our generation and transmission provider Brazos Electric Cooperative to help determine potential substation sites and transmission routes. Brazos is required to follow the Certificate of Convenience and Necessity process outlined by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. The process begins with a Routing Study and Environmental Assessment and, over the course of two-to-five years, ends with project completion. Read more about the CCN process here.
- Growth Area 1—Josey Project. Substation needed to serve future significant demand generated by commercial development attracted to the area along the Sam Rayburn Tollway/SH 121 corridor.
- Growth Area 2—Stonebrook Project. Substation and transmission needed to serve growing residential and commercial load in west Frisco and to prevent overload on existing inline substations in that area.
- Growth Area 3—Parvin Project. Substation and supporting transmission infrastructure needed to serve growing load north of the U.S. Highway 380 corridor.
- Growth Area 4—Substation and possible transmission infrastructure needed to serve growing communities with large homes and retail development in Collin County.
- Growth Area 5—Lacey Oak Project. Substation and transmission need identified for growth in Flower Mound, Bartonville and Double Oak and to prevent overload of existing substations in those areas.
- Growth Area 6—Oak Point Project. Substation and potential transmission infrastructure needed to serve the growing communities of Oak Point, Little Elm, and Lakewood Village pocketed inside the northern fingers of Lewisville Lake.
- Growth Area 7—Kittyhawk Project. Substation and potential transmission needed to serve the fast-growing residential and commercial development along the Sam Rayburn Tollway in western Collin County.
- Growth Area 8—Substation and potential transmission expansion needed to serve planned residential community development near Northlake, Argyle and south Denton.