AEP to rebuild transmission line damaged by Hurricane Harvey
AEP Texas announced today that they will expedite the rebuilding of a vital powerline in the Coastal Bend that the company says was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
According to AEP, the Aransas Pass – Port Aransas Transmission Line rebuild Project will use existing company-owned or public easements, and will rebuild approximately 8.1 miles of transmission line that will help ensure electric reliability as the area continues to recover from damages caused by the storm.
The project will also replace fallen wooden structures with single-pole steel structures more capable of withstanding hurricane-force winds.
AEP expects to have the line re-energized by the end of May.
“Transmission projects such as the Aransas Pass – Port Aransas Transmission Line Rebuild Project are critical to the electric system,” King continued. “AEP Texas realizes that construction projects may inconvenience landowners and the public and is committed to working with the community to minimize any impact.”
AEP says right-of-way agents and pre-construction crews have started contacting affected landowners and businesses to notify them of additional field work and construction activities as the rebuilding begins.
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