Tarver said the company has been studying growth patterns in the area and has determined the location to be an area that could benefit from a new substation. The project is part of Entergy Texas' 10-year plan but could be built sooner, he said.
“If we see a bigger need to put that substation [in] quicker ... we can change that [10-year] development,” Tarver said. “I’m highly confident we might see that.”
The proposed substation is part of Entergy’s initiative to invest more in its infrastructure, Tarver said. The company invested $1.8 billion in its electric distribution and utility support systems in 2020, according to Entergy's 2020 Integrated Report. Entergy also serves parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.