Houston Office Space: Companies Strive to Keep the Lights On

If you're looking for Houston office space, there are certainly some things you should be able to count on, such as electricity to power your lights and equipment. Currently, a couple of different companies are striving to ensure that you can, in fact, count on it. However, they have different views as to how to accomplish this.

According to a post from the Houston Business Journal, CenterPoint is seeking to provide area homes and businesses with additional power through its "Houston Import Project." The project -- expected to be complete by late 2017 or early 2018 -- includes a new double circuit, 350-kilovolt transmission line spanning 130 miles. The project also calls for the upgrading of three substations and existing lines. The Texas Public Utility Commission has declined opposition by area power providers and has been endorsed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The CEO of CenterPoint says that the plan offers assurance to businesses interested in coming to the area that there will be enough power to go around.

Power provider NRG has stated that it supports increasing the amount of electricity available to area customers, but has a different idea as to how to provide it. NRG has broken ground on a project of its own, which includes a 360-megawatt plant near Bacliff. The company's executive Vice President stated that the way to make a more reliable grid is through increased infrastructure to keep up with demand, not through new power lines.

Regardless of which company is "right" in how it provides additional power for the rapidly growing Houston metropolitan area, you can have the peace of mind that someone's looking to keep the lights on. In the meantime, if you need help finding the right location for your company, we can help you with that. For more information on Houston office space for leasecontact us.