Utilities


Natural Gas Utilities
Natural gas is one of the largest sources of energy for businesses in the United States and its popularity continues to grow. During the last decade, the use of natural gas in the United States increased by 35 percent and is expected to continue to grow by another 40 percent by 2015.

Natural gas is currently available through The Port through Centerpoint Energy.

Water Utilities
Water and Sewer are provided to The Port by the City of Shreveport. Recognizing the critical role water plays for businesses, now and in the future as a means to be environmentally conscious, The Port of Caddo-Bossier completed construction on a gray water line in 2011 that allows businesses to utilize gray water for their process where applicable. This expands The Port's water capacity without putting critical demands on the area's potable water supply.

Electric
Electricity is provided by AEP/Swepco. The Port is supported by 2 substations fed by 138kV transmission lines. A second T line is under construction and will be completed in June of 2012 which will give the Port dual Transmission loop feeds. Current capacity is 100-120 MW which will increase when the 2nd leg of dual feed is completed. AEP/Swepco has the ability to bring in a 345kV line for a very large customer(s) which could increase the capacity available to The Port by more than 200%. AEP/Swepco currently has 5,273 MW of capacity and will increase by 600mW next year with the addition of the Turk plant. The Port if currently served with 5 (expandable) distribution circuits from 4 sources, (2 from sources outside The Port).

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