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Powering Up: Daingerfield - Hughes Springs - Lone Star

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 four 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 four projects will begin in 2017 and continue through 2019.

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to rebuild about 25 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in northeast Texas. These upgrades will strengthen the local transmission system and help to ensure continued reliable electric service and adequate supply of electric power for the area’s growth and economic development.

Crews will begin construction on the project in Fall 2017. The company expects to complete construction on all sections of the line by the end of 2020.

The company expects to invest nearly $25 million to complete this project.

Project Updates

Construction crews began work on the Daingerfield - Hughes Springs portion of the project in Fall 2017. They expect to complete construction on the remainder of the line by April 2018.

Construction will begin early 2019 on the Daingerfield - Lone Star Tap and the Lone Star Tap portions of the line. Construction will begin late 2019 on the Hughes Springs - Lone Star Plant portion of the project. The company expects to complete construction on all of the lines by late 2020.

SWEPCO held a come-and-go open house on Wednesday, March 22 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Legacy Event Center, located at 122 North First Street in Hughes Springs.

Fact Sheet



*Exact structure, height and right-of-way requirements may vary from those shown

Typical Structure Height: 100 feet
Typical Right-of-way width: 100 feet
Typical Distance Between Structures: 700 feet

SWEPCO is committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of homes and businesses while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.


* 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.