Powering Up: Daingerfield - Hughes Springs - Lone Star

    Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is investing approximately $113 million to improve the electric transmission grid in northeast Texas. The Powering Up Northeast Texas initiative is comprised of four projects that upgrade the transmission infrastructure to ensure reliable electricity is available for customers. The infrastructure in the area has reached an age where it needs to be upgraded to better serve area customers. These improvements will help lessen the number and duration of outages that occur. These four projects began in 2017 and continue through 2019.

    AEP 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.

    Crews began construction on the project in Fall 2017. The company expects to complete construction on all sections of the line by the end of 2020.

    The company expects to invest nearly $25 million to complete this project.

    Project Updates

    Upcoming Construction Schedule:

      • Daingerfield - Jenkins Switch: Complete
      • Jenkins Switch - Hughes Springs: Complete
      • Jenkins Switch - Lone Star Tap: February 2019 - July 2019
      • Lone Star Tap: August 2019 - February 2020
      • Hughes Springs - Lone Star Tap: December 2019 - December 2020

    Fact Sheet



    *Exact structure, height and right-of-way requirements may vary from those shown

    Typical Structure Height: 100 feet
    Typical Right-of-way width: 100 feet
    Typical Distance Between Structures: 700 feet

    SWEPCO is committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of homes and businesses while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.


    * 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.