Minco-Pleasant Valley-Draper 345 kV Transmission Line Project
On April 26, 2022, NEET Southwest was awarded a project by the Southwest Power Pool to construct a new approximately 48 miles of 345 kV transmission facilities in Oklahoma, interconnecting the Minco substation in Grady County and the Pleasant Valley and Draper substations in Cleveland County.
The project is needed to 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 and is expected to be in service in Q1 2024.
The Project route goes through Grady, McClain and Cleveland County in Oklahoma and considers the least amount of landowner, environmental and cultural impact.
Economic Development And Investment
Greater access to more affordable power in the region
Expected to provide between $286 million and $804 million in congestion savings over the next 40 years
Approximately $14 million in tax revenue to Oklahoma in the first 40 years of project life
Additional investment in the local economy during construction and the life of the project
Ongoing collaboration and support of local businesses, contractors and community members
Minimal Environmental And Visual Impact
- Designed to provide most value to customers with safe, reliable and cost-effective components and materials
Utilize monopole structures to minimize tree clearing and agricultural impacts
Path that minimizes residential and commercial impacts, overall cost to customers and avoids tribal impacts
NEET Southwest’s design provides the most value to customers with safe, reliable and cost-effective components and materials.