Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) representatives plan to upgrade the local electric transmission grid in Latimer and Le Flore counties. The Red Oak-Talihina Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading about 15 miles of electric transmission line to enhance electric reliability for area customers.
Replacing aging wooden poles with modern steel poles upgrades the local grid and strengthens the line against weather impacts. These upgrades plus enhancements at area substations reduce the likelihood of larger, community-sustained outages.
Fall 2022: PSO representatives determined that this rebuild project will be between the PSO's Talihina West and Red Oak substations. Crews expect to begin pre-construction activities in spring 2023 and full transmission line construction should begin in early summer 2023. PSO representatives plan to finish construction in late fall 2024.
Early 2022 - Early Summer 2022: TRC Companies, Inc., serves as PSO’s right-of-way representative for this project. TRC representatives are contacting affected landowners to discuss field activities, easement acquisition and construction.
Structure Height: *Approximately 75 feet
Distance Between Structures: *Approximately 600 feet
Right-of-Way Width: *Approximately 100 feet
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way requirements may vary