Greenland – Van Buren Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to make improvements to the local electric transmission system to ensure continued reliable power delivery to the area of Washington and Crawford counties, Arkansas. The Greenland – Van Buren transmission line was originally built 80 years ago and the existing wooden structures are in need of replacement. The company expects to invest an estimated $40 million to upgrade approximately 42 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from Greenland Substation to VBI North Substation in Van Buren.

    These upgrades will strengthen the local transmission system and help to ensure continued reliability in the area by reducing the number and duration of outages to the line. Construction began Fall 2017 and will be completed by the end of 2018.

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    Typical Structure Height: 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.

    * Exact structure may vary from the one shown

    * 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.