On July 8, 2010, the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) chose a route for a new 345-kilovolt transmission line project intended to carry renewable wind power through Schleicher, Irion and Tom Green counties to the load centers of Austin and San Antonio and other more populated areas of the state.

LCRA Transmission Services Corporation (LCRA TSC) will build the 38-mile line west and south of San Angelo. The line, known as Twin Buttes to McCamey D, is part of an effort mandated by the Texas Legislature to allow for reliable and cost-effective delivery of power produced from areas in West Texas and the Panhandle, called Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ), to homes and businesses in areas of high energy demand throughout the state. Read more about LCRA CREZ Line