- Published: July 06, 2015
- Written by Richie McNally, Director of ORC Utility & Infrastructure Land Services, LLC
COLUMBUS, OH – ORC Utilities & Infrastructure (ORC U&I) has continued its rapid growth in the electric and natural gas sectors by adding the following projects in 2015.
AEP – Charleston Area Improvement Project
AEP Transmission will construct 7 miles of overhead and underground transmission lines, connecting 5 different substations. The goal of this project is to enhance and reinforce reliability of the downtown Charleston underground transmission grid. The project is scheduled to start in June 2015, and ORC will acquire 155 easements in support of it.
Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor): Permian Basin – Culberson 138kv, Reeves and Ward Counties, TX
Oncor has proposed to construct a double circuit 138kv electric transmission line on steel monopoles, interconnecting the existing Permian Basin Switching Station located in Ward County with the existing Culberson Switching Station located in Culberson County. The proposed line will be almost 100 miles in length and traverse across 194 parcels in West Texas. ORC U&I will provide turnkey acquisition services, including project management, title/abstract, easement acquisitions, and construction support.
Vectren Energy Z-167 South Hydrostatic Test Project – Tipp City, Ohio
ORC will acquire several temporary staging areas in support of the Z-167 South Hydrostatic Test Project. Vectren’s construction team will use this land to stage equipment and material as they test the existing 12’ gas main.
Tennessee Valley Authority – Spencer 161kv Delivery Point & Rickman 161 kV Transmission
ORC will be complete 40 abstracts for TVA in Spencer, TN for the new Spencer 161kv transmission line project. ORC will also complete 34 preliminary title notes and 34 abstracts for TVA in Rickman, TN for the new Rickman 161kv transmission line project.