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South Tulsa Area Project

With a constant eye on monitoring the electrical delivery system to customers, PSO identifies several projects throughout the year, based on data analytics, which can improve the reliability and resiliency of the grid. The customer focus for each project is to provide a higher level of service through implementation of new technology, system upgrades, and innovations to the power grid.

Communities Benefiting from Project:

South Tulsa (P-1 Feeder) area — 2,000 PSO customers

Project Benefit

PSO customers should see the number of outages decrease due to circuit faults and restoration times shortened when those outages do occur. Overall reliability and resilience of the power grid strength will be enhanced.


The project scope includes the installation of line switches, control equipment, communication equipment, animal control devices and substation components, as well as associated power line upgrades necessary to automate the grid in this area. These components form a circuit reconfiguration scheme that monitors the flow of electrical current and automatically re-routes the flow of power to portions of the grid that are unaffected by the cause of a power outage and de-energizes the damaged portions of the grid. The process of automatically reconfiguring the distribution grid, known as "self-healing," creates substantial reliability and safety benefits for customers in the area.

Frequently Asked Questions

This project was chosen based upon various factors, including past reliability performance and the characteristics of the existing electrical grid in the area to facilitate the deployment of this technology.
Special vegetation trimming and visual inspections of equipment have been completed. “Self-healing” grid equipment has been installed and will go live later this year. Infrared and sonic inspections of lines and animal guard installations are continuing. Temporary data monitors also will be installed at key customer locations to retrieve additional detailed information.
Work on the project began in 2021 and should be completed in 2022.
Updates for this project will be provided when the project nears the completion date. As with many complex projects, the scope of completion can and will vary due to changing conditions in the field, weather incidents and/or other community needs.

To Find Out More About this Project, Contact:

Contact External Affairs Manager Amy Brown for all local updates at 918.599.2578 or via email at aebrown@aep.com. Media Inquiries contact Wayne Greene at 918.521.1474 or lwgreene@aep.com.

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