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 replace century-old deteriorating wooden pole structures with modern steel poles. These upgrades reduce the need for ongoing power line maintenance and strengthen the line's resistance to storm impacts.

    Plans call for replacing the existing wooden poles with more modern structures and upgrading the wires along the power line route to provide more capacity to serve the area. Planned substation upgrades also help to reduce the likelihood of larger, sustained community power outages.

    Project Updates

    Fall 2021 - AEP Texas announced the Grape Creek-Sterling City Transmission Improvements Project and published the project website for landowners to access and learn more about the project. Percheron LLC serves as AEP Texas' right-of-way representative on this project. Right-of-way agents plan to talk to landowners along the power line route to discuss necessary field activities, necessary easements and construction access.

    Spring-Summer 2021 - AEP Texas crews and contractors plan to perform preliminary surveying work in spring 2021 within the utility's right-of-way along and adjacent to the line route. Some of the survey work may require crews to place stakes and ribbon within the company's existing easement on your property. Crews plan to use existing streets and pathways wherever possible to access the easement area. AEP Texas takes responsibility should any damage result from the surveying work.

    Fact Sheet



    AEP Texas plans to use steel single-pole structures for this project.

    • Typical Structure Height: 90 feet
    • Typical Distance Between Structures: 700 feet
    • Typical Right-of-Way Width: 100 feet

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

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.