Public Service Company of Oklahoma
PSO Plans to Strengthen Transmission Grid to Better Serve Customers in McCurtain and Choctaw Counties.

October 6, 2017

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) plans this fall to rebuild approximately 23 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line between Hugo and Valliant.

The need to upgrade this line was determined by Southwest Power Pool, the regional transmission organization responsible for overseeing the electric transmission grid in this area of Oklahoma. These upgrades will strengthen the local electric transmission system and provide support for future growth and economic development.

The components of the Hugo-Fort Towson-Valliant Transmission Line Rebuild Project include:

Replacing wood poles with steel, single-pole structures and new wires.

Upgrading equipment at three substations.

Work that will take place within company-owned easements.

Construction at the Valliant Substation, located southeast of Valliant, is expected to begin this fall. Construction at the Fort Towson Substation, located northeast of Fort Towson, and Hugo Substation, located near North A Street in Hugo, will begin early 2018 along with the construction to rebuild the transmission line.

The transmission line will be constructed in phases and is expected to be complete by late 2018. For project details, schedule and interactive map, visit www.PSOklahoma.com/Hugo-FortTowson-Valliant.

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 545,000 customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. With headquarters in Tulsa, PSO has nearly 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity and provides electricity to 232 cities and towns across a service area encompassing 30,000 square miles. News releases and other information about PSO can be found at www.PSOklahoma.com.

Juliet Capeheart
Project Outreach Specialist

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