LEGEND

    Sooner - Wekiwa Project

    The Sooner-Wekiwa Project increases consumer access to more affordable power in Oklahoma as well as parts of Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Louisiana.

    The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) awarded Transource the opportunity to construct an electric transmission line in Oklahoma to address deficiencies in the electric grid and improve consumer access to low-cost power.

    The Sooner-Wekiwa Project involves:

    • Building 76 miles of 345-kV electric transmission line from Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s (OG&E) Sooner Substation in Noble County to Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s (PSO) Wekiwa Substation in Tulsa County
    • Upgrading the Sooner and Wekiwa substations to integrate the facilities into the grid

    Construction on the new line begins spring 2024 and concludes in late 2025. According to SPP, the project is expected to provide an estimated $16.8 million in congestion savings during the first year and $465.6 million over the next 40 years.

    Additional Project Details

    Transource representatives plan to build the new transmission line in an approximately 130-foot-wide right-of-way corridor to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the facilities.

    Typical regional farming practices can continue within the right-of-way, right up to the structure, and landowners will be fairly compensated for easements required to build the line, as well as potential impacts, such as crop loss during construction and restoration.

    Transource treats people and the environment with respect in constructing new facilities. Transource prioritizes proactive and early engagement with landowners and stakeholders. If your property is involved on the final route, a right-of-way agent will contact you to negotiate easements and compensation.

    Timeline

    2021

    • Present potential study segments
    • Gather and incorporate public input
    • Finalize route

    2022

    • Obtain access rights to field studies
    • Environmental field studies, survey & soil borings

    2023

    • Right-of-way acquisition

    2024

    • Perform vegetation clearing and access installation
    • Begin line construction

    2025

    • Complete line construction
    • Facilities put into service

    Virtual Town Hall Recording

    Resources

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    Maps & Simulations


    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. Transource reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and Transource provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, Transource 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.