Alamito Creek - Fort DavisTransmission Improvements Project


The Alamito Creek - Fort Davis Transmission Improvements Project involves replacing an existing 69-kilovolt power line in Presidio and Jeff Davis counties. The existing line was constructed in 1929 and is past its service life. The project:

  • Replaces deteriorating wooden poles with modern steel poles
  • Strengthens the system against west Texas weather
  • Decreases the likelihood and duration of wide, community-sustained outages

Project Updates

AEP Texas representatives held a virtual town hall November 9, 2021, for landowners and residents in the proposed transmission line area. Following feedback gained during this virtual event, AEP Texas representatives plan to host an in-person open house in the Marfa area, tentatively scheduled for mid-January 2022. Landowners and residents in the proposed transmission line area can expect to receive further information about the open house after a date and venue have been finalized.

Company officials plan to file a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) following a review of public input on route link development and additional route analysis. AEP Texas representatives expect to file its CCN in early 2022.


Project Timeline



AEP Texas plans to use single, weathered-steel poles.

  • Typical Structure Height: 75-85 feet
  • Typical Right-of-Way Width: 100 feet
  • Typical Distance Between Structures: 600 feet

* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary


Property Easements Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Texas serves more than 900,000 electric consumers in the deregulated Texas marketplace.

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