Powering Up: Mt. Pleasant – DeKalb – Naples

    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 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.

    Construction began in Fall 2017 and will be completed by Spring 2020. The estimated project budget is $58 million.

    Project Updates

    Upcoming Construction Schedule:

      • Cookville Tap- Naples Tap: January 2019 - June 2019
      • Naples - Naples Tap: June 2019 - October 2019
      • Dekalb - Naples Tap*: September 2019 - November 2019
      • Cookville Tap - Mt. Pleasant: November 2019 - April 2020

    *Work on the first 15 miles of the DeKalb - Naples Tap project began in Fall 2017. The remaining two miles will be completed in 2019. 

    Fact Sheet



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

    Typical Structure Height: 80 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.