Minco-Pleasant Valley-Draper 345 kV Transmission Line Project

On April 26, 2022, NEET Southwest was awarded the Minco-Pleasant Valley-Draper project by the Southwest Power Pool to construct a new approximately 48-mile 345-kV transmission facility in Oklahoma, interconnecting the Minco substation in Grady County and the Pleasant Valley and Draper substations in Cleveland County.

The project will reduce congestion on existing lines and enable the additional flow of low-cost generation from the west to the fast-growing load centers of Norman, Moore and Oklahoma City in the east. It is expected to be in service by mid-2024.

Project Benefits

Reliability & Economic Development

  • Leads to lower electricity costs for customers.
  • Enhances the reliability and resiliency of the electric grid.
  • Creates job opportunities in the short and long term.
  • Expected to provide approximately $14 million in tax revenue to Oklahoma in the first 40 years of the project’s life.
  • Spurs investment in the local economy during construction.
  • Supports public health and safety through access to reliable electricity.


Environmental & Visual  Considerations

  • Conducted rigorous environmental evaluations and voluntary coordination with federal, state, and local agencies to avoid environmental constraints and minimize impacts.
  • Selected monopole structures to minimize tree clearing and impacts to agricultural practices.
  • Voluntarily incorporated considerations for visual impacts into routing study.

Project Timeline

Below is the anticipated timeline of the Minco-Pleasant Valley-Draper 345-kV project.

  • Late 2023: Land acquisition and regulatory approvals will be complete.
  • Early 2023: Construction will begin.
  • Mid 2024: Project will be in service. Construction and commissioning will be complete.

Project Design

NEET Southwest’s design provides the most value to customers with safe, reliable and cost-effective components and materials.