Southeast BartlesvilleTransmission Improvements Project

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) representatives plant to invest approximately $13 million to upgrade the electric transmission system in Washington County. Crews plan to begin construction in spring 2023 and conclude in late 2023.

This project involves rebuilding about 5 miles of power line with steel single-pole structures and upgrading area substations to increase electric reliability for customers, reduce maintenance frequency and strengthen the line against weather impacts. Company representatives plan to rebuild the power line in the existing right-of-way.

Project Updates

PSO crews and contractors plan to perform surveying work in fall 2021 within the utility's right-of-way along and adjacent to the line route. Some of the survey work may require crews to place stakes and ribbon within the company's easement* on your property. Crews plan to use existing streets and pathways wherever possible to access the easement area. PSO takes responsibility should any damage result from the surveying work.

*Easements are defined land rights that property owners grant the utility to allow for the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the power line.


Project Map (PDF)

* 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.


Project Timeline



This project involves the use of single steel poles.

Typical Structure Height: Approximately 85 feet*
Typical Distance Between Structures: Approximately 300 feet*

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


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Public Service Company of Oklahoma serves 538,000 customers in Oklahoma.

Matthew Hames

Project Outreach Specialist

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