New substation in Liberty County will help improve service and support economic development

By: Entergy Texas
| Published 09/08/2023


LIBERTY COUNTY, TX -- Entergy Texas successfully installed a new substation that will help improve reliability and support the growing electricity needs in Liberty County. The new Colony substation improves reliability in Dayton, Texas, and will support the expected commercial development along the Grand Parkway area.

The ~$28 million investment helps strengthen the electrical grid in Southeast Texas

“Our customers depend on us to deliver affordable and reliable service to help power their daily lives,” said Melanie Taylor, vice president of reliability at Entergy Texas. “The completion of the Colony substation is another example our commitment to strengthen and modernize our electrical system and enable growth throughout our service territory."

Liberty County is home to more than 100,000 people, which is an 11% population increase from 2020. As the area continues to grow, the new Colony substation will play a significant role in supporting the increased energy needs for residential, commercial and industrial customers.

“Liberty County, specifically the City of Dayton, is on the rise as developers, businesses and individuals consider moving to the area,’ said Paul Blackburn, Entergy Texas customer service manager. “The new Colony substation will help provide reliable power to customers and support economic growth.”

At Entergy, our business is centered around our customers, which is why we are constantly making improvements to our electric distribution system to deliver reliable power.

To learn more about our reliability efforts, visit And to learn more about how the company is developing resilient solutions for a sustainable future, visit

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