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Who We Are

 

Lone Star Transmission owns and operates high-voltage electric transmission facilities in 11 Texas counties (Scurry, Fisher, Jones, Shackelford, Callahan, Eastland, Comanche, Erath, Bosque, Hill and Navarro). The system went into service in March 2013. Lone Star's transmission rates and services are regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and we operate in accordance with the reliability requirements of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.  

Our Company's Strength

Lone Star Transmission fulfilled its initial commitment to Texas by delivering our facilities on-time and under budget, and now we are focused on safe and reliable system operations. As a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. and an affiliate of Florida Power & Light Company, Lone Star draws on the full capabilities of the company to permit, construct, operate and maintain proposed transmission projects as identified to address reliability and efficient electricity delivery in Texas.
 

Our strengths include:

 

Technical Expertise

We have technical experience in engineering, constructing and operating transmission systems with a reputation for excellence, as demonstrated through our parent and affiliate companies. Our parent company is one of the largest utilities in the world, which provides significant leverage with suppliers and often translates into enhanced technical resources as well as reduced costs. As part of an organization with nearly 14,000 employees, Lone Star is able to draw upon and develop a deep reservoir of talented and committed personnel from across the organization.

Construction Record

Since 2003, NextEra Energy has completed 153 standalone projects, most of which are wind, solar and transmission facilities, reflecting an aggregate investment of about $43 billion in generation and transmission assets.

Safety Performance

NextEra Energy maintains one of the strongest safety records in the industry, an indicator both of operational excellence and of the high value we place on the well-being of all our employees and contractors.

Financial Capabilities

Our parent company, NextEra Energy, has maintained strong investment grade credit ratings for years and has extensive experience at financing large electric infrastructure construction projects.

Operational Experience

NextEra Energy manages nearly 8,700 circuit miles of high-voltage transmission and approximately 830 substations across North America. The team also has more than five decades of experience in planning, constructing and operating underground and submarine high-voltage electric transmission cables.

Community Engagement

Respectful engagement and partnership with local communities form an important part of our management philosophy. Lone Star is sensitive to the needs of local communities and donates to fire departments and civic organizations.

Environmental Stewardship

Being responsible stewards of our environment is ingrained in our culture. We are mindful about how our business impacts the air we breathe, the water and land we use, and the flora and fauna that share our planet.

Awards and Recognition

Our parent company has received numerous awards and recognition, including:

World's Most Admired Companies (Fortune Magazine)


In 2018, NextEra Energy was ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry on Fortune's list of "Most Admired Companies" for the 11th time in 12 years. We were also named one of the top 20 companies in the world, across all industries, for innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility and long-term investment value.

Most Ethical Companies (Ethisphere Institute)

For the eleventh year, NextEra Energy in 2018 has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. According to Ethisphere, the World's Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes a company's "outstanding commitment to ethical leadership, compliance practices, and corporate social responsibility." NextEra Energy is one of only 20 companies in the world to achieve this honor 11th or more times and one of just six in the energy and utilities sector worldwide to receive this recognition in 2018. Across 57 industry sectors, 135 companies were selected for this prestigious honor.

For more information, see our more complete list of awards and recognition.