News | March 1, 2018

Priority Provides Integrated Electric Delivery And Supply Solution To Tex-Isle Supply, Inc.

MIDLAND, TEXAS & ARLINGTON, TEXAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Priority Power Management, LLC (“Priority”), a Texas-based leading independent energy management and consulting services firm, announced today that it has successfully implemented an integrated electric delivery and supply solution for Tex-Isle Supply, Inc.’s (“Tex-Isle”) new state of the art processing facility in Robstown, Texas.

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Electrical high voltage substation serving Tex-Isle Supply's Robstown Plant. (Photo: Business Wire)

Electrical high voltage substation serving Tex-Isle Supply's Robstown Plant. (Photo: Business Wire)

When Tex-Isle looked to build a new state of the art, fully integrated heat treating facility, they were faced with challenges in obtaining adequate electrical capacity from the local electric utility in a timely and cost effective manner. Tex-Isle turned to Priority to evaluate options that would achieve its financial and operational goals.

Priority developed economic business case models to evaluate a combination of scenarios, including a utility provided secondary or primary distribution system versus a private Tex-Isle owned electric delivery system. The economic analysis considered estimated upfront capital costs, ongoing operation and maintenance costs, and applicable published electric tariff rates. Based on Priority’s analysis, Tex-Isle decided to request transmission level service from the utility, and construct its own private electric high voltage (“EHV”) substation and underground primary distribution system (collectively, the “Robstown System”).

Tex-Isle retained Priority to implement an integrated energy solution that included (1) interfacing with the local electric utility and negotiating an acceptable transmission interconnect agreement, (2) full turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services for development of the Robstown System, and (3) supply side management services to procure and manage the competitive retail electricity supply to be used by the Robstown System.

The Robstown System consists of an EHV substation with 15/25 MVA of capacity and an underground looped primary distribution system with padmounted switchgear and transformers serving seven (7) different load centers throughout the facility, and will allow for future expansion.

“One of the biggest challenges we faced in planning for the Robstown facility was power,” said Curtis Kayem, President of Tex-Isle Supply, Inc. “The service options presented by the utility were costly and would take a considerable amount of time to complete. Priority developed and implemented a solution that saved us both time and money. Equally as important, they delivered on their promises and provided exceptional service focused on our needs.”

“We are very appreciative of the opportunity to provide integrated electric delivery and supply side management services to Tex-Isle,” said John J. Bick, managing principal of Priority. “It is especially gratifying to work with such a fine organization that holds core values of integrity, honesty and dedication to customers, which is what we strive for everyday at Priority.”

About Priority Power Management

Priority Power Management, LLC (www.PriorityPower.net) is a leading Texas-based independent energy management and consulting services firm to large commercial, industrial and government customers. Priority provides unbiased and objective energy management services in the areas of energy information, supply and risk management, demand-side management and energy infrastructure solutions. Since its establishment in 2001, Priority Power Management has grown to procure and manage approximately $1 billion of annual energy spend on behalf of clients from its offices in Midland/Odessa, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Abilene.

About Tex-Isle Supply, Inc.

Tex-Isle Supply, Inc. is a leading distributor of high quality energy tubulars, with value-added manufacturing and processing capabilities, an integrated quality assurance program, and effective supply chain management. Tex-Isle operates a fully integrated line pipe external coating facility, an oilfield line pipe and OCTG internal coating facility, and a state of the art on-site heat treating and threading processing facility. Tex-Isle continually expands value added services to complement the customer focused service model that we continue to provide. For more information, visit the company's website at www.texisle.com.


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