McAlester Area Improvements

    Public Service Company of Oklahoma, in conjunction with AEP Oklahoma Transmission Company, is planning to invest approximately $19 million in electrical infrastructure upgrades in order to meet capacity needs for the City of McAlester and the Steven Taylor Industrial Park. Plans call for the addition of two new substations and approximately 8 miles of 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The enhancements will benefit the area by increasing system capacity, improving reliability and allowing the company to more effectively isolate outages when they occur.

    Project Benefits

    The new 138 kV power line and substations will provide additional capacity for future growth in the region. In addition to the increased capacity, the reinforcements will improve reliability by allowing the company to more effectively isolate outages when they occur.

    News Release

    Purpose and Need

    The McAlester Area Improvements Project is needed to meet current and future capacity needs in the McAlester area.

    Fact Sheet

    Typical Structures

    The new 138 kV poles will be single-pole steel structures. They will be approximately 90 feet tall. The average span length will be about 500-600 feet.


    The right-of-way width for this line will be 100 feet, or 50 feet on each side of the centerline.

    * 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.