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On Sunday, May 30, Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) successfully connected 70% of its system (approximately 83,000 customers) to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). This interconnection is the first in Lubbock’s history and the first in the state in 25 years.

Connecting to ERCOT

LP&L has been working to make infrastructure updates to connect with the ERCOT system since March 2018.

Following this first phase of connecting to ERCOT, the City can now seek approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas for the second phase, connecting the remaining 30 percent of LP&L’s system (about 24,000 customers).

LP&L customers can expect to see savings in power costs with the removal of expensive fixed capacity charges that aren’t required in ERCOT. Joining ERCOT also eliminates the need to build a new power plant at an estimated cost ranging from $350 million to $700 million.

Benefits of Joining ERCOT

Since the March 2018 approval of LP&L’s application to join the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), LP&L has been hard at work making infrastructure updates to connect with the ERCOT system. This type of interconnection is the first in Lubbock’s history and the first in the state in 25 years.

Joining the ERCOT system accomplishes the long-term goal LP&L set forth when we began this process over six years ago. It provides our customers a flexible and diverse portfolio of Texas power, meaning affordable and reliable electricity for many years to come.

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Electric Competition in Lubbock

Connecting to ERCOT is the first step in opening the door to retail electric competition in Lubbock. LP&L is working closely with the Electric Utility Board and Lubbock City Council to develop a responsible and fair path forward for our customers.

ERCOT Meter Lookup

Enter your meter number below to see if you were included in the May 29-30 connection to ERCOT.

You can find your meter number on your City of Lubbock Utilities statement (click here for an example).

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Note: The information provided is only an estimate, and is subject to change based on the progress of the project. LP&L is not able to provide real-time updates to the schedule during the weekend of May 29-30.