Aransas PassPower Improvements Project

AEP Transmission and AEP Texas representatives plan to upgrade the Aransas Pass - Seawall 69-kilovolt electric transmission line. The project involves rebuilding about 3 miles of power line and upgrading the Aransas Pass and Seawall substations to increase electric reliability for the area and strengthen the local power grid.

The project involves:

  • Replacing 50-year old poles with new steel poles
  • Installing new wires along the 3-mile power line route
  • Upgrades to the associated substations

Project Updates

AEP crews and contractors performed preliminary surveying work in Summer 2020 within the utility's right-of-way along and adjacent to the line route. This work allowed AEP to more accurately determine water table levels and the location of existing utility infrastructure.


Project Timeline



Typical Distance Between Structures: 300 feet
Typical Structure Height: 95 feet

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


Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

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

Michael Harris

Project Outreach Specialist

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