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HORSESHOE BAY — LCRA will upgrade about four miles of transmission lines between the Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant and Wirtz Dam in the coming weeks to handle consumers’ growing electric demand.

Construction should be finished by June,  Lower Colorado River Authority officials said Friday.

The upgrades are not part of any Competitive Renewable Energy Zone projects, such as the controversial proposal to build a line near Lake Buchanan that recently was denied by the state, officials said.

Nor are they related to the new power plant LCRA plans to build to replace the aging Ferguson facility, officials said.

All the work will take place in LCRA’s existing transmission easement, and LCRA has individually notified nearby landowners.

The upgrade will improve electric reliability for customers.