Putnam AreaPower Reliability Improvements Project

AEP Texas representatives plan power line upgrades to help maintain the safety and reliability of the local power grid. The $17 million investment involves rebuilding about 21 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line near Putnam in Callahan and Eastland counties.

The project involves:

  • Rebuilding about 21 miles of 138-kV transmission line
  • Replacing deteriorating wooden H-frame structures with single steel poles
  • Replacing existing wire


Project Timeline



The project involves installing steel poles.

Typical Structure Height: Approximately 65 feet
Typical Distance Between Structures: Approximately 460 feet
Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet

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


Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

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


Michael Harris

Project Outreach Specialist

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