Ohio Transmission Line Projects






Projects Pending Approval

Biers Run-Circleville Transmission Line

This is the second of the two 138-kilovolt lines AEP proposes to construct as part of the Biers Run Project. This new 19-mile transmission line will likely be located Ross and Pickaway counties and will connect the proposed Biers Run Station to the existing Circleville Station. The Biers Run-Circleville will accommodate development in the area, increase electric service reliability and bolster the transmission system due to electric generation retirements.

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Biers Run-Hopetown-Delano Transmission Line

This is the first of the two new 138-kV lines AEP proposes to construct as part of this reliability improvement project. The 12-mile line in Ross County will connect the proposed Biers Run Station to the existing Delano Station, and incorporates Hopetown Station, a newly proposed distribution substation to replace the existing Camp Sherman Station.

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Gable Substation

AEP Ohio plans to construct a new 138-kilovolt (kV) substation in Wells Township in Jefferson County, approximately ten miles southwest of Steubenville. The company will construct the new 1.6-acre substation on a 3-acre site owned by AEP. The estimated investment of this Project is $2 million.

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Marietta Area Improvements

AEP Ohio, Buckeye Power and Washington Electric Cooperative have reached an agreement to improve electric service reliability in the Marietta and surrounding area. This $110 million project includes replacing and upgrading aging electrical equipment in Marietta and parts of Washington, Monroe and Noble counties.

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Approved Projects

Biers Run Substation

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) application to construct the Biers Run Substation in Ross County.

AEP Ohio will construct a new 345/138/69-kilovolt (kV) substation in Union Township in Ross County, nine miles northwest of Chillicothe. The company will construct the new substation on a 12-acre site within a 103-acre property owned by AEP.

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Ebersole Station Project

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.

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Elk Transmission Line Project

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) application to construct the Elk 138-kilovolt (138-kV) Transmission Line in Vinton and Jackson counties.

AEP has a critical need to reinforce and rebuild its 69-kV transmission system in eastern Vinton County and northeastern Jackson County in Ohio. As required by Ohio law, AEP Ohio Transco proposed a preferred and an alternate route for the project. Both proposals share a 13.5 mile long common route, from the Poston-Lick 138-kV transmission line, running to the east of McArthur, Ohio. From there, the preferred route continues along an existing line corridor for 3.7 miles into Jackson County. In all, the Elk transmission line is 17.2 miles in length.

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Melmore Station Project

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s (AEP Ohio Transco) application to construct the Melmore Station in rural Seneca County.

AEP Ohio will construct a new 138-kilovolt (kV) station in Eden Township in Seneca County. The company will construct the new 2.5-acre station on a 13-acre site owned by AEP.

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Trent-Vassell Transmission Line Project

The Trent-Vassell 138-kV line will be an approximate 3.1-mile overhead line that will connect AEP Ohio’s Trent Station to the company’s new Vassell Station, which is needed to reinforce AEP’s transmission system in the central Ohio area, including Delaware and Franklin counties. Prior to construction, AEP will address the social and environmental conditions the siting board outlined in its decision.

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Vassell Substation Project

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has approved the AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Company application to construct Vassell Station – a new 765/345/138-kV substation – on the companies’ preferred site near Sunbury in Delaware County, Ohio.

Vassell Station will be located along State Route 37 in Berkshire and Trenton townships, roughly one half mile southeast of Sunbury. Prior to construction, AEP Ohio will address social and environmental conditions the siting board outlined in its decision. The project also includes improvements at several existing substations and upgrades to transmission lines in the area.

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Resources

Letters of Notification

AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Company work to improve reliability through our various transmission improvement projects across Ohio.

To ask questions, make comments or express concerns about the project cited in the Letter of Notification, the public may call the AEP Ohio Transmission Project Information Line (highlighted below), and leave a detailed message and their contact information.

AEP Ohio Transmission Project Information Line: 614-883-6929 or toll-free 1-877-215-9261.

Email your comments to Brett Schmied, beschmied@aep.com

Below are links to current Letters of Notification filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board for certain electric transmission projects as defined by Amended Substitute Senate Bill 315. Also below are links to the notices published in the local newspaper about area projects.

Approved Letters of Notification

State Operating Companies

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AEP Ohio Transmission Project Information Line:

  • Toll free 1-877-215-9261 or 614-883-6929