Texas Transmission Projects

Texas

State Contact

Juliet Capeheart
Project Outreach Specialist
918-599-2613   |   jacapeheart@aep.com


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Projects Pending Regulatory Approval

Live Oak County Transmission Project

AEP Texas plans to address the need for additional electric transmission infrastructure in Live Oak and Bee counties. The additional infrastructure allows AEP Texas to enhance reliability for the region and support opportunities for economic growth and development in the area.

Solstice - Bakersfield Transmission Line Project

AEP Texas and LCRA Transmission Services Corporation (LCRA TSC) plan to address the need for a more reliable power grid for future growth and economic development in the west Texas region. The project involves building nearly 68 miles of new 345-kilovolt transmission line to provide West Texans and commercial energy developers with more reliable electric service.

Solstice - Sand Lake Transmission Line Project

AEP Texas and Oncor plan to address the need for a more reliable power grid for future growth and economic development in Pecos, Reeves and Ward Counties. The project involves building nearly 40 miles of new 345-kilovolt transmission line to provide West Texans and commercial energy developers with more reliable electric service.



Regulatory Approved Projects

Brazos Electric Gyp - AEP Texas Benjamin Transmission Line Project

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. and AEP Texas Inc. plan to address the need for a stronger, more reliable transmission grid in King and Knox Counties by improving local electric infrastructure. This new transmission line will benefit the area by providing additional capacity to the existing transmission system and improving its reliability.

Stewart Road 345-kV Transmission Line Project

Electric Transmission Texas, LLC. (ETT) plans to address the need for a more robust and reliable transmission system in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) by constructing additional electric transmission infrastructure. The new transmission line will provide additional capacity to serve the growing electrical load in one of the fastest growing areas of Texas.

Tuleta - Coleto Creek Electric System Improvements

AEP Texas will construct a new double-circuit 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Bee and Goliad Counties with only one circuit installed initially. The line will extend from the new AEP Texas' Tuleta Substation, located near Highway 181 approximately two miles south of Pettus, and continue to the proposed Euler Substation at the intersection of Wilson Land, West Air Base Road, and F.M. 883. From there, the line will continue to the existing AEP Texas Coleto Creek Substation located at the site of the Coleto Creek Power Station approximately two miles northeast of the community of Fannin in Goliad County. The Public Utility Commission of Texas has determined the final path on July of 2016.



Additional Projects

Clarendon - Childress Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to upgrade the electric transmission grid in the Clarendon - Childress area. Construction is expected to be completed by late 2019.

Heartland - Yellowjacket Transmission Line Project

AEP Texas North Company and Electric Transmission Texas, LLC plan to address the need for a stronger, more reliable transmission grid in Menard and McCulloch counties by improving local electric infrastructure. These upgrades with improvements will benefit the region by strengthening the transmission system and improving its reliability. The estimated project investment is $38 million. The final path of the line and substation locations were approved by the PUCT on August 31, 2017.

Powering Up: Daingerfield - Hughes Springs - Lone Star

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to rebuild about 25 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in northeast Texas. These upgrades will strengthen the local transmission system and help to ensure continued reliable electric service and adequate supply of electric power for the area’s growth and economic development.

Powering Up: Mt. Pleasant - DeKalb - Naples

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to make improvements to the local electric transmission system to ensure continued reliable power delivery to northeast Texas. The Mt. Pleasant - DeKalb - Naples Transmission Line Rebuild Project consists of rebuilding about 42 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to ensure continued reliable service to customers.

Powering Up: Mt. Pleasant - Winfield - Pilgrim’s Pride

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to make improvements to the local electric transmission system to ensure continued reliable power delivery to northeast Texas. The Mt. Pleasant - Winfield - Pilgrim’s Pride Transmission Line Project consists of rebuilding about 10 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to ensure continued reliable service to customers.

Powering Up: Texarkana Area Improvements

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to invest approximately $28 million in upgrading the electric transmission grid in the Texarkana area. Work will take place between Red Lick and Texarkana and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019.

South Padre Island and Port Isabel Transmission Improvements Project

A power line upgrade coming to the Texas Gulf Coast will keep the power grid running safely and reliably for years to come. Plans call for rebuilding about 12 miles of transmission line in South Padre Island and Port Isabel. The project is part of AEP's Texas Rehabilitation Program. AEP Texas will invest an estimated $51 million into the South Padre Island - Port Isabel project.

Trade Zone 138-kilovolt Substation

AEP Texas plans to build a new substation in south McAllen to support the area's growth and development. The increased power demand calls for an additional power source to ensure continued reliable electric service to McAllen. The company expects to invest approximately $9 million on this project.



Resources

Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) Approval Process

    PUCT approval processes typically differ for new transmission line construction and existing transmission line upgrades. Click the link below for more details about the PUCT.

    puc.texas.gov

State Operating Companies