On August 27, 2020, a 202(c) emergency order was issued authorizing and directing CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE) to operate an existing, permanent tie-line to assist in electricity restoration of power to Entergy Texas, Inc. and electric cooperatives and municipal customers within the State of Texas as a result of Hurricane Laura making landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border. 

The order authorizes CEHE to temporarily connect, at transmission and distribution levels such as 12.5 kilovolts (kV), 13.2 kV, 25 kV, 34.5 kV, 69 kV, 138 kV, and 230 kV to the system of Entergy Texas so that CEHE and Entergy may provide emergency assistance to each other if necessary to restore electric service.  CEHE will utilize an existing, permanent 138 kV tie-line located between Dayton, Texas and Crosby, Texas, to accomplish the interconnection.