Sabine ParishTransmission Improvements Project

SWEPCO officials plan to enhance the local power grid in northwest Louisiana. These enhancements support economic development in the area and ensure continued reliable service for area customers.

The project involves:

  • Building a new substation
  • Building approximately 8 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line
  • Acquiring 80-foot-wide easements for the new power line
  • Clearing trees and other woody-stemmed vegetation from within the 80-foot right-of-way



Project Timeline



SWEPCO crews plan to install single-pole steel structures.

Typical Height: 75 feet
Typical Distance Between Structures: 400 feet
Typical Right-of-Way Width: 80 feet

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

Typical Substation


Proposed Substation Footprint: 220 by 200 feet


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SWEPCO serves 535,000 customers in western Arkansas, northwest and central Louisiana, northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle.

Michael Harris

Project Outreach Specialist

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