The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) application to construct the Ebersole Station in Hancock County.
Ebersole Station is part of the Findlay Area Improvement Plan – a major transmission system reinforcement effort – to help AEP accommodate development and maintain an adequate level of transmission reliability in northwestern Ohio and Hancock County. The proposed station will address reliability concerns about potential low voltages during certain operating conditions. Without this substation, in a worst case scenario, uncontrolled widespread power outages may affect major portions of Hancock and nearby counties.
Prior to filing an application with the power siting board, AEP Ohio held a public meeting for residents in the project area. The company included the information and comments gathered during this meeting in its application. More information about the Ohio Power Siting Board process and a copy of AEP’s certified application can be found at www.opsb.ohio.gov under case number 13-0733-EL-BSB.
To ask questions, make comments or express concerns about transmission projects under way in Ohio, the public may call the toll-free AEP Ohio Transmission Project Information Line or send an email inquiry to Brett Schmied at email@example.com.
AEP Ohio Transmission Project Information Line: 614-883-6929 or toll free 1-877-215-9261Project Information:
The proposed station will allow the company to address reliability concerns about potential low voltages during certain contingency conditions.
The project will resolve voltage concerns in this area by establishing a new 138-kV source in the Findlay area, reinforcing the existing system.
The station project is about a $11.2 million investment AEP is making in the area. The project will provide approximately 20 construction jobs at peak construction.
The project will produce additional tax revenue for local schools and communities. AEP projects the Ebersole Station will provide approximately $436,000 in property taxes to local schools and communities.
The new substation also will provide capacity for economic growth in the area.
To ask questions, make comments or express concerns about this project, the public may call the AEP Ohio Transmission Project Information Line (highlighted below), and leave a detailed message and their contact information.