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CIP & Current Projects

Denton is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. DME has identified several projects that are critical to maintaining reliability. If you have questions about DME Capital Improvement project, contact us at: (940) 349-7567 or via email at Brian.Daskam@cityofdenton.com.

  • Locust to Spencer Transmission Line
    The Locust to Spencer TM Line is in need of upgrades which will require it to be reconstructed either in the existing easement or in a new alignment. The documents below provide additional information about the project.

    Project Information - Gives an overview of the project

    Options Map - shows the route options for the transmission line

    Evaluation matrix - gives a comparison of the different options

    For questions, please contact Brian Daskam at (940) 349-7567 or brian.daskam@cityofdenton.com.


     
  • East Loop Transmission Line Retirement

    Denton Municipal Electric (DME) is preparing to remove a transmission line that runs through a neighborhood. DME recently completed a new 138kV transmission line, which now allows DME to remove the existing 69kV transmission line. The existing 69kV transmission circuit was installed in the early 1960’s and has served the City of Denton electrical needs for more than 50 years.

    The removal of the transmission line will involve removing the top 4 conductors from the wood poles and cutting the top off the pole. The removal process will require DME to access every pole. Where possible, service trucks will be used to work the poles, in areas that are not accessible by the equipment, linemen will climb the poles to complete the work.

    The actual removal of conductor will require de-energizing of the distribution circuits. Operational switching will continue to provide service during the removal, but there will be an interruption of electrical service to a limited number of customers. The interruptions will generally be short in duration and will not exceed 5 hours. Customers that will experience service interruptions will be notified directly by DME.

    Transmission Line Layout - map of the transmission line

    Pole Changes Image - shows changes expected during this removal process

  • Mayhill Substation & Mayhill to Pockrus Transmission Line

    The new Mayhill Substation is needed to serve load in the immediate area east of Loop 288 and to provide adequate backup for existing southeast Denton substations.The Pockrus to Mayhill Transmission Line is in need of upgrades and which will require it to be reconstructed either in the existing easement or in a new alignment.

    Project Information Sheet - Gives an overview of the Pockrus to Spencer Transmission Line project.

    Options Map - Shows the route options for the transmission line.

    For questions, please contact Brian Daskam at (940) 349-7567 or brian.daskam@cityofdenton.com.

  • Eagle Substation
    To serve the growing power needs of the City of Denton and to provide reliable service, a new substation is needed in the area southeast of the UNT campus.  

    Project Information - Gives an overview of the Eagle Substation project.

    Options Map - Shows the four options considered for this project.

    Evaluation Matrix - Comparative information on options.