The Biers Run Project is a major transmission reinforcement project to help AEP Ohio and AEP maintain an adequate level of transmission reliability in southern Ohio. The new Biers Run Substation will allow AEP to address reliability concerns about potential low voltages and thermal overloads under certain conditions. Without this substation, in a worst case scenario, uncontrolled widespread power outages affecting major portions of southern Ohio may materialize. AEP studies indicate that without this reinforcement plan, the performance of the company’s transmission system will be inadequate to provide the level of service that its customers expect.
To resolve these issues, AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) has proposed and PJM – the regional transmission organization to which AEP belongs – has approved a baseline project to construct the new 345/138/69-kV Biers Run Substation; to build two new 138-kV circuits, one from Biers Run Station to Circleville Station and other from Biers Run to Delano Station; and two new 69-kV circuits to reinforce the 138-kV and 69-kV transmission systems in the area. These new facilities will provide the much needed voltage and thermal capacity support, as well as ensure near- and long-term transmission reliability for the area.
The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in June 2013 conducted public hearings regarding AEP Ohio Transco’s application to construct its proposed Biers Run Substation.
More information about the OPSB process and an electronic version of the siting application when filed can be found at www.opsb.ohio.gov. Search under current cases for case number 12-1361-EL-BSB.
To ask questions, make comments or express concerns about the project, the public may call the AEP Ohio Transmission Project Information Line or send an email via “contact us” on AEPOhio.com.
AEP Ohio Transmission Project Information Line: Toll free 1-877-215-9261 or 614-883-6929Project Information: