Power Line Improvements

Power Line Improvements

Project Manager

Kyle Muret, Electric Chief Engineer

What We're Doing

Stillwater Electric Utility (SEU) will install an additional circuit along four miles of existing power lines on the northeast portion of the city. Along Husband Street, the existing power line will move slightly to the west, to increase the distance from the roadway and allow the trees to flourish. See the map below for the complete route.

Project Benefits

The modifications will increase reliability of SEU's power system and connect the new Stillwater Energy Center to the electric system at more than one point and permit sections of the system to be isolated to better manage problems and reduce outages. In addition, this work is an integral part of the program to move toward using advanced protective relaying equipment that is designed to protect the electric system and rapidly isolate outages.

Latest Project Update

Updated June 28, 2018: The Power Line Improvement Project is progressing at a steady rate. As of June 25, the poles for the stretch along North Husband Street are now installed and the contractor hired by the Stillwater Utilities Authority is expected to restore any damage caused to sidewalks, curbs, land and rights of way in the next few weeks. Construction on the east side of Boomer Lake will slow during the weeks surrounding Independence Day to avoid interference with Chickasaw Boomer Blast activities. Crews will return to string new wires when all the poles are installed after Independence Day through the beginning of August.

Project Timeline

Feb. 7, 2014: Bids for a general contractor were received.

Actions Authorized by Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA)

  • 12.15.14 | SUA-14-52 |  Electric Power Generation Station Professional Services Agreement Amendments

  • 11.16.15 | SUA-15-56 |  Bid Recommendation: Transmission Line Steel Structures