Las Cruces - MiloTransmission Line Relocation Project


AEP Texas representatives plan to upgrade the electrical transmission system in the north Laredo area. The planned improvements involve rebuilding about 11 miles of electric transmission line between the Laredo VFT Substation and the North Laredo Switch to enhance area electric reliability and support local economic development. Crews plan to begin construction in spring 2024.

The project involves:

  • Rebuilding approximately 11 miles of 138-kV transmission line between the Laredo VFT Substation and North Laredo Switch Station
  • Relocating approximately 2 miles of the power line between Las Cruces and Milo Substations, located near the Tejas Industrial Park

Project Updates

July 13, 2022 - AEP Texas representatives hosted an open house on Tuesday, July 12 at Finley Elementary School in Laredo, TX. During the open house, attendees had the opportunity to hear from the AEP Texas project team about the project including information about project plans, the PUC regulatory approval process, the project need and benefits and the routing analysis process.

Company representatives plan to file a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) following a review of public input on route link development and additional route analysis. Project officials expect to file a CCN application by October 2022.


Project Timeline



AEP Texas plans to use single, steel poles.

  • Typical Distance Between Structures: 600 feet*
  • Typical Height: 90 feet*
  • Typical Right-of-Way Width: 100 feet*

*Exact structure height and design may vary by location based on topography and other factors


Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Texas serves more than 900,000 electric consumers in the deregulated Texas marketplace.

Adriana Knight

Project Outreach Specialist

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