Cedar Grove Area Improvements

    Powering Up Shreveport – Bossier City

    AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is committed to providing the electricity that customers need. To that end, the company is upgrading the aging electric backbone of the region with a $46 million reliability transmission program called “Powering Up Shreveport – Bossier City.” One of the program’s six major electric transmission improvements is Cedar Grove Area Improvements.

    AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company plans to rebuild approximately 2 miles of existing transmission line in the Cedar Grove area of Shreveport. Upgrades to the existing 138-kilovolt (kV) system will benefit the area by providing more reliable electric service for growth and economic development. The company expects to invest approximately $5 million on this project.

    The Cedar Grove Area Improvements Project consists of replacing the wooden poles with steel single-pole structures and new wire. Minor upgrades will be made at the Linwood and South Shreveport substations. The line was originally built more than 60 years ago. These improvements will bring the system up-to-date and ensure reliable electric service to the community.

    Project Updates

    SWEPCO held a come-and-go open house on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Caddo Heights Math & Science Elementary in Shreveport.

    News Releases

    Fact Sheet



    Typical distance between structures is 300 feet

    Typical pole height is 90-110 feet

    *Exact structures and height 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.