Our History

2014 — GridLiance is founded.

April 2016 — GridLiance acquires 410 miles of 69 kV and 115 kV transmission lines and related substation infrastructure from Tri-County Electric Cooperative to improve transmission reliability for residents and businesses in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

June 2016 — GridLiance signs a co-development agreement with Kansas Power Pool to advance transmission projects that will deliver value to the agency and its 31 member cities in Kansas.

September 2017 — More than 160 miles of 230 kV transmission lines are acquired from Valley Electric Association in southern Nevada, enabling GridLiance to improve reliability and provide Nevada and California greater access to low-cost renewable energy.

November 2017 — GridLiance consolidates its Chicago and Kansas City offices and relocates its headquarters to the greater Dallas area to streamline operations.

April 2018 — GridLiance acquires the City of Nixa (Missouri) Utility’s 69 kV transmission facilities, including four substations and related infrastructure. GridLiance subsequently rebuilds 1.25 miles of the line in downtown Nixa to accommodate the expansion of Highway 14 and upgrade the transmission system to increase the reliability of the electric grid in the region.

June 2018 — GridLiance begins construction of the $50 million Sloan Canyon Switching Station in Boulder City, Nevada to significantly improve electric transmission reliability in the region.

2019 — GridLiance rolls out an employee initiative to increase its corporate responsibility activities, supporting civic events, safety training, and educational initiatives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the communities GridLiance operates.

November 2019 — GridLiance officially commissions the Sloan Canyon Switching Station, physically connecting Valley Electric Association’s system to the California Independent System Operator system, to further enable renewable energy growth in the region.

December 2019 — GridLiance completes a series of transmission upgrades in the Oklahoma Panhandle, improving system reliability and resilience, reducing the number and duration of outages in a region known for its harsh weather.

“The benefits extend to agriculture, industry, healthcare, and commercial interests, something my district has needed for years. It is impossible to overstate the importance of reliable electric service; it encourages existing establishments to remain in the region and draws in new industry.”
— Kenton Patzkowsky
Oklahoma State House Representative

February 2020 — GridLiance expands its presence into the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Regional Transmission Organization when it completes the acquisition of the Ohio River Crossing Assets.

July 2020 — GridLiance is recognized as one of the Middle Market 50 Fastest-Growing Midsize Companies in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal.

August 2020 — GridLiance expands its footprint into Kansas when it acquires a 65 percent ownership stake in the City of Winfield’s transmission facilities. The transaction marks GridLiance’s first co-ownership of transmission assets with a municipal utility under a development agreement with Kansas Power Pool.

September 2020 — NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., announces it will acquire GridLiance.

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October 2020 — Southern Methodist University’s Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship recognizes GridLiance for its business growth with a 2020 Dallas Award. The annual competition recognizes the fastest-growing, most dynamic privately held companies in the Dallas area based on percentage growth and absolute dollar growth over the previous three years.

December 2020 — GridLiance completes construction of the Sloan Canyon to Mead transmission line upgrade. The California Independent System Operator estimates the project will save ratepayers approximately $180 million over the 40-year life of the project.

March 2021 — NextEra Energy Transmission, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, completes its previously announced acquisition of GridLiance.

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