AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is investing approximately $113 million to improve the electric transmission grid in northeast Texas. The Powering Up Northeast Texas initiative is comprised of five projects that upgrade the transmission infrastructure to ensure reliable electricity is available for customers. The infrastructure in the area has reached an age where it needs to be upgraded to better serve area customers. These improvements will help lessen the number and duration of outages that occur. These five projects will begin in 2017 and continue through 2019.


Powering Up Northeast Texas:


Powering Up: Daingerfield – Hughes Springs – Lone Star

It consists of rebuilding about 25 miles of 69 kV transmission line and replacing aging wooden poles with single-pole steel poles.

Powering Up: Mt. Pleasant – DeKalb – Naples

SWEPCO plans to invest approximately $46 million in upgrading the electric transmission grid in Titus, Morris and Bowie counties in Texas. Work will take place in all counties and is expected to be completed by the spring of 2019.

Powering Up: Mt. Pleasant – Winfield - Pilgrim's Pride

It includes rebuilding nearly 10 miles of 69 kV transmission line and replacing aging wooden poles with single-pole steel poles.

Powering Up: Texarkana Area Improvements

The project involves rebuilding about 11 miles of 69 kV transmission line in the greater Texarkana area.

 



 

Powering Up Shreveport-Bossier City

WHAT:

The employees of AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) are committed to providing the electricity that customers need. To that end, the company plans to upgrade the aging electric backbone of the area with an approximately $113 million reliability transmission initiative called Powering Up Northeast Texas.

WHY:

A safe, reliable electric transmission system delivers power to communities so that electricity can be distributed to homes and businesses. These transmission system upgrades will bolster the electric network to support the area’s growth and economic development.

WHERE:

Powering Up will improve electric service to customers in northeast Texas. The majority of the work will take place in existing right-of-way.