A simplified map from the developers.
The Hugo-Valliant transmission line has been identified as a project that would help ease congestion across southeastern Oklahoma's transmission network, while also bringing important economic and reliability benefits to the regional grid.
The line will extend 18 miles from the Hugo power plant west of Fort Towson, Oklahoma; to an existing substation west of Valliant. The route will run southeast from Hugo to a point south of Raymond Gary State Park. It then will turn east and run parallel.
ITC hosted community open houses in 2009, and a final route was selected in February of 2010. Right-of-way easement negotiations took place between March and August of 2010. Tower line preparation and construction, as well as construction of the Hugo substation should be completed by March 2012.
This project was placed into service in July of 2012.
The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) oversees high-voltage electric transmission throughout a multi state region that includes Oklahoma.
ITC reports that once the route was approved in early 2010, right-of-way easements were all negotiated amicably with landowners who will be impacted by the line.
A two-year planning process enabled ITC to successfully partner with Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, and the project has had a positive reception and relationship with landowners, communities, and officials throughout the route in Choctaw and McCurtain counties.
Open house meetings were held in Fort Towson and Valliant, and ITC received input from more than 70 landowners and stakeholders regarding three potential corridors. Their comments were considered in order to determine a final route to minimize impacts to residents, their land, and the environment.
Clean Energy Potential:
The project aims to increase access to a broader range of generation sources throughout southeastern Oklahoma.
ITC Hugo to Valliant Transmission Work June 28, 2012
Power grid update important to Oklahoma July 1, 2011
Transmission project begins June 22, 2011
ITC plans public sessions for Hugo to Valliant transmission line November 20, 2009
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