Fort Stockton may be included in the creation of a power line to connect to a new solar farm.
According to an article by Electric Light & Power, AEP Texas Inc.
proposed to build a new transmission line from the AEP Texas Solstice
substation to the Roserock Point of Interconnection (POI) in Pecos
County. The AEP Solstice substation is still under construction and is
north of I-10 and east of AEP Texas Barilla Junction substation, an
The line will be located about 26.5 miles west of Fort Stockton. The
Roserock solar farm will temporarily be hard tapped into the AEP Texas
Barilla Junction substation. The structure will be built out of steel
poles, and will be between 80 and 100 feet tall. The line route would
be between 4.44 and 5.07 miles in length.
AEP Texas Inc. noted the land they intend to use is mostly
undeveloped, and there are no habitable buildings within 300 feet of
the project. The facilities are projected to begin construction in
February of 2019, and will most likely be completed in August of the
AEP Texas Inc. estimated that the project will cost about $6.1 million.