Texas Transmission Projects

Texas

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Michael Harris
Project Outreach Specialist
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Margarita Velasquez
Project Outreach Specialist
361-881-5366   |   mevelasquez@aep.com


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Projects Pending Regulatory Approval

Alamito Creek - Fort Davis Transmission Improvements Project

AEP Texaxs plans to strengthen the electric transmission system between Marfa and Fort Davis by rebuilding a 69-kilovolt power line.

Angstrom - Grissom Power Improvements Project

AEP Texas representatives are supporting industry with the construction of a new 345-kilovolt electric transmission line in San Patricio, Bee and Refugio counties.

Angstrom - Naismith Power Improvements Project

AEP Texas representatives are supporting industry with the construction of a new 345-kilovolt electric transmission line in San Patricio, Bee and Refugio counties.

Brackettville - Escondido Transmission Improvements Project

AEP Texas representatives plan to build a new electric transmission line between Kinney and Maverick counties to provide additional power to the region. The new power line supports economic growth and development in the area by increasing electric reliability and strengthening the local power grid.

Eldorado - Ft. Mckavitt Transmission Improvements Project

AEP Texas representatives plan to upgrade the electrical transmission system in Menard and Schleicher counties. Crews plan to begin construction in Spring 2024 and conclude by early 2025.

Goodlett Transmission Line Improvements Project

AEP Texas representatives plan to reroute a portion of its 69-kilovolt Childress - Quanah transmission line in Hardeman County.

Grape Creek - Sterling City Transmission Improvements Project

AEP Texas representatives plan to upgrade the Burma-Sterling City 69-kilovolt electric transmission line. The project involves rebuilding about 32 miles of power line to upgrade the local power grid and strengthen the line's resistance to storm impacts.

Van Zandt County Transmission Improvements Project

SWEPCO proposes an approximately 3-mile long, 138-kilovolt transmission line in northeastern Van Zandt County. The project strengthens the local electric system and ensures safe, reliable service in the Grand Saline area.



Regulatory Approved Projects

Brazos Electric Gyp - AEP Texas Benjamin Transmission Line Project

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. and AEP Texas Inc. plan to address the need for a stronger, more reliable transmission grid in King and Knox Counties by improving local electric infrastructure. This new transmission line will benefit the area by providing additional capacity to the existing transmission system and improving its reliability.

Heartland - Yellowjacket Transmission Line Project

AEP Texas and Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) plan to expand the local electric transmission system in Menard and McCulloch Counties. This project involves building a power line, building a substation and upgrading an existing substation to reduce the frequency and duration of outages in the area.

Three Rivers – Poesta – Tuleta Transmission Line Project

AEP Texas plans to address the need for additional electric transmission infrastructure in Live Oak and Bee counties. The additional infrastructure allows AEP Texas to enhance reliability for the region and support opportunities for economic growth and development in the area.

Solstice - Bakersfield Transmission Line Project

AEP Texas and LCRA Transmission Services Corporation (LCRA TSC) plan to address the need for a more reliable power grid for future growth and economic development in the west Texas region. The project involves building nearly 68 miles of new 345-kilovolt transmission line to provide West Texans and commercial energy developers with more reliable electric service. The PUCT approved the project and a final line route on May 28, 2019.

Solstice - Sand Lake Transmission Line Project

AEP Texas and Oncor plan to address the need for a more reliable power grid for future growth and economic development in Pecos, Reeves and Ward Counties. The project involves building nearly 40 miles of new 345-kilovolt transmission line to provide West Texans and commercial energy developers with more reliable electric service.

Stewart Road 345-kV Transmission Line Project

Electric Transmission Texas, LLC. (ETT) plans to address the need for a more robust and reliable transmission system in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) by constructing additional electric transmission infrastructure. The new transmission line will provide additional capacity to serve the growing electrical load in one of the fastest growing areas of Texas.

Tuleta - Coleto Creek Electric System Improvements

AEP Texas will construct a new double-circuit 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Bee and Goliad Counties with only one circuit installed initially. The line will extend from the new AEP Texas' Tuleta Substation, located near Highway 181 approximately two miles south of Pettus, and continue to the proposed Euler Substation at the intersection of Wilson Land, West Air Base Road, and F.M. 883. From there, the line will continue to the existing AEP Texas Coleto Creek Substation located at the site of the Coleto Creek Power Station approximately two miles northeast of the community of Fannin in Goliad County. The Public Utility Commission of Texas has determined the final path on July of 2016.



Additional Projects

Aransas Pass Power Improvements Project

The Aransas Pass Power Improvements Project represents an initiative of AEP Transmission and AEP Texas to rebuild approximately 3 miles of power lines and upgrade area substations in the Aransas Pass Area. This improves the safety and reliability of the electrical system.

Atlanta Area Transmission Improvements Project

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) representatives plan to invest approximately $27 million to upgrade the electric transmission system in the west Atlanta area. Crews plan to begin construction in late 2022 and conclude by the end of 2023.

Jefferson - North Marshall Transmission Improvements Project

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to rebuild about 14 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Marshall, Texas and Jefferson, Texas. The upgraded infrastructure, sturdier poles and new wires, helps strengthen the local transmission system and ensures more reliable electric service for the area.

Lon Hill - Warburton Transmission Improvements Project

AEP Texas representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission system in Victoria, Refugio, San Patricio and Nueces counties.

Longwood - Scottsville Transmission Line Rebuild Project

SWEPCO plans to upgrade a 16-mile 138-kilovolt transmission line between Longwood, Lousiana and Scottsville, Texas. Plans involve replacing existing wooden poles with steel single-pole structures and installing new wires along the transmission line route. The company expects to invest approximately $18 million on this upgrade project.

Putnam Area Power Reliability Improvements Project

AEP Texas representatives plan power line upgrades to help maintain the safety and reliability of the local power grid. The $17 million investment involves rebuilding about 21 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV transmission line near Putnam in Callahan and Eastland counties.

Resaca Substation

AEP Texas plans to build a new substation in southern San Benito to meet the increasing demand for power. The Resaca Substation also increases electric reliability and supports economic growth in the area.

South Padre Island and Port Isabel Transmission Improvements Project

The upcoming electric transmission system upgrades bolster the local power grid and ensure reliable electric service for the Texas Gulf Coast for years to come. Plans call for rebuilding about 12 miles of transmission line in South Padre Island and Port Isabel. AEP Texas expects to invest approximately $51 million on this project.



Resources

Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) Approval Process

    PUCT approval processes typically differ for new transmission line construction and existing transmission line upgrades. Click the link below for more details about the PUCT.

    puc.texas.gov

State Operating Companies