TNMP, City of Gatesville To Receive Substantial Upgrades
Texas-New Mexico Power is excited to announce that significant efforts are underway in the City of Gatesville. TNMP's contractor, Osmose, has successfully conducted a comprehensive audit of its lines and poles and has now commenced the necessary upgrades, which may span a few months.
Furthermore, TNMP is currently in the process of upgrading the substations in Gatesville. The primary objective is to enhance service reliability for critical loads in the service territory, including the Texas Department of Correction Prison Units, local hospitals, police stations, and county emergency facilities. This involves installing additional station equipment, implementing protection measures, and replacing aging wooden structures with steel structures at our local distribution substations, Hilltop and Mountain View.
The Coryell County Substation will also undergo expansion and reconstruction, incorporating two power transformers with greater operating capacity, three transmission line terminals, a control building, and two distribution power bays.
Construction is currently underway at Hilltop and Mountain View, with an estimated completion date set for July 2023. The Coryell County Rebuild is scheduled to commence construction in August 2023 and is expected to be finalized by the first quarter of 2024. TNMP plans to transition two distribution circuits from 4 KV to 22 KV and relocate them to the reconfigured Coryell County Substation by approximately the end of 2027.
The forthcoming tasks are significant, and TNMP is fully dedicated to fulfilling them and serving the City of Gatesville.