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A proposed power line route was announced in January 2018. Additional study segments along the proposed route and two alternative routes for the eastern portion of the line were also announced in January. Based on public input and review, adjustments have been made to these areas. A study segment in the area of southwestern Tulsa county and southeastern Creek county is under review and public input is being sought to make final refinements in this area.

Wind Catcher Energy Connection

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) and Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) are embarking on an unprecedented $4.5 billion renewable energy project to bring 2,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy to customers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. The Wind Catcher Energy Connection project is expected to bring approximately $300 million to local communities in property taxes over the life of the project and provide a cost savings of $7 billion over 25 years for customers. The project will support approximately 4,000 direct and 4,400 indirect jobs annually during construction and 80 permanent jobs once operational.

The project includes acquiring a wind farm from Invenergy that is currently under construction in the Oklahoma Panhandle and building approximately 360-miles of dedicated extra high-voltage 765 kilovolt (kV) power line to connect two new substations, one located at the wind facility and a second near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Development of the line route began in the summer of 2017. The overall project is expected to deliver wind energy to customers by the end of 2020.


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Project Updates

April 2018

Following an extensive public comment period, a preferred power line route was announced in January 2018. Alternative routes for the eastern portion of the line that use a combination of new and existing rights-of-way have been evaluated in recent months. The next step in refining the alternative routes requires one additional open house to gather further input from the communities in Creek and Tulsa counties.

The open house will be a workshop format so attendees can take their time and talk with project team members, review maps and provide comments. Comments can also be submitted here.

The open house is scheduled on the following date and location:

Monday, April 23    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Glenpool  |  Glenpool Conference Center  |  12205 S. Yukon Ave.  |  Glenpool, OK 74033


January 2018

On January 3, 2018, a proposed line route was announced based on landowner and community input obtained at 11 open houses across northern Oklahoma in the fall of 2017. There are three areas along the proposed route where additional landowner and community input is being sought before making refinements to those areas. Three community open houses are scheduled for January.

The open houses will be set up as workshops so attendees can take their time and talk with project team members, review maps and provide comments. Comments can also be submitted here.

The open houses are scheduled from 4 – 7 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

Monday, Jan. 29    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Pawnee  |  Pawnee Women’s Building, Pawnee County Fairgrounds  |  510 W. Memorial


Tuesday, Jan. 30     4:00pm - 7:00pm

Woodward  |  Woodward Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall B  |  108 Temple Houston Dr.


Wednesday, Jan. 31    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Enid  |  Enid Event Center, Grand Ballroom  |  301 S. Independence


On January 19, 2018, additional study segments were announced along two alternative paths to connect the project to the electric grid near Tulsa. Located on the far eastern segments of the line route in Pawnee, Creek, Tulsa and Noble counties, the alternative routes are being reviewed to prevent delays in the project’s completion and to protect customer benefits from the project. Three community open houses are scheduled the first week of February for landowners and community members in these areas to provide valuable input.

The open houses will be set up as workshops so attendees can take their time and talk with project team members, review maps and provide comments. Comments can also be submitted here.

The open houses are scheduled from 4 – 7 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

Monday, Feb. 5    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Glenpool  |  Glenpool Conference Center  |  12205 S. Yukon Avenue


Tuesday, Feb. 6    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Bristow  |  White Barn Events  |  12875 S. 305th W. Avenue


Wednesday, Feb. 7    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Cushing  |  Cushing High School  |  1700 E. Walnut Street

October 2017

In October 2017, open houses took place in communities across northern Oklahoma. We invited landowners and community members to provide valuable input to assist us in determining a proposed line route. The open houses were set up as workshops where individuals could talk with project team members, review maps and provide comments.

If you were unable to attend an open house please visit our virtual open house to view the display boards, or consider submitting your feedback here.

Open House Schedule
Monday, Oct. 16    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Enid  |  Chisholm Trail Expo Center  |  111 W. Purdue Ave. Enid, OK 73701


Tuesday, Oct. 17    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Guymon  |  Texas County Activity Center  |  402 N. Sunset Ln., Guymon, OK 73942

Keyes  |  Keyes High School gymnasium  |  3rd & McKnab St., Keyes, OK 73947


Wednesday, Oct. 18    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Woodward  |  Woodward County Event Center & Fairgrounds  |  108 Temple Houston Dr., Woodward, OK 73801

Fairview  |  Fairview Community Center  |  1206 E. Broadway, Fairview, OK 73737


Thursday, Oct. 19    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Buffalo   |  Harper County Fairgrounds  |  W. Turner and N. 1900 Rd., Buffalo, OK 73834

Beaver   |  Beaver County Fairgrounds  |  1107 Douglas Ave., Beaver, OK 73932


Monday, Oct. 23    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Perry  |  Noble County Family YMCA  |  107 N. 7th St., Perry, OK 73077


Tuesday, Oct. 24    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Wynona  |  Wynona High School gymnasium  |  108 3rd St., Wynona, OK 74084


Wednesday, Oct. 25    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Cleveland  |  Cleveland Event Center  |  321 N. Gilbert Ave., Cleveland, OK 74020

Sperry  |  The Lodge at Bridle Creek  |  5811 Roper Rd., Sperry, OK 74073

News Releases

Maps

Fact Sheets

Structures

PSO and SWEPCO are committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

TYPICAL PROPOSED 765 KV STRUCTURE

  • Typical Height:
  • Approximately 140 feet
  • Typical Base:
  • Approximately 30x30 feet
  • Typical Right-of-Way Width:
  • 200 feet
  • Typical Distance between Structures:
  • Approximately 1,000 to 1,500 feet (four to five structures/mile)
  • *Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary

TYPICAL PROPOSED 345 KV BOLD STRUCTURE

  • Typical Height:
  • Approximately 110 feet
  • Typical Base:
  • Approximately 5-8 feet in diameter for BOLD monopole structure
    Approximately 30 feet x 30 feet base for BOLD lattice structure
  • Typical Right-of-Way Width:
  • Approximately 150 feet
  • **This structure is representative of those that will be used for the potential rebuild portion

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

Timeline

Regulatory


* 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.