Transmission & Distribution

Transmission and Distribution

OG&E owns and operates about 5,200 miles of transmission lines and 55,500 miles of overhead and underground distribution lines to deliver electricity to our customers across a 30,000 square mile territory in Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

A Network of Power Lines

To deliver power safely, OG&E operates a series of hand offs between higher voltage transmission lines to lower voltage distribution lines that are located on overhead poles and buried underground. Other easily recognizable facilities in the delivery network include substations and padmounted transformers.  Many think of the electricity grid as similar to the national roads and highway system.

Power generation is often located away from metropolitan areas, so it takes miles and miles of lines and hundreds of thousands of poles, along with other associated equipment such as switches, fuses, and conductors, to move the electricity to where it is needed. As the population and demand for power continue to increase and more alternative forms of energy are developed, OG&E adds to the system. In the last several years we’ve added hundreds of miles of transmission lines to deliver wind power to our customers and to others in our nine-state Southwest Power Pool regional market. 

Transmission Lines

The grid that feeds our cities and industries is made up of high voltage lines, also known as transmission lines. As demand continues to increase, utilities must build additional transmission lines to ensure that power is always available.

Even as the nation struggles with economic recession, Oklahoma is growing. Oklahomans are using more and more electricity every year. And, we’re adding new wind farms that require transmission lines.  

OG&E is planning and building a number of transmission lines in Oklahoma to support our new wind farms and our population growth. Important projects are under way in many parts of the state.

Information about our transmission projects is available to landowners and citizens in the Resource Box of this page. Direct any inquiries regarding transmission projects to ogetransmission@oge.com.

OG&E complies with all of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rules for the operation of transmission lines. Learn more:

FERC Standards of Conduct

Special Notices

 

Resources