Ohio Transmission Line Projects






Projects Pending Approval

Barnesville-Summerfield Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 138-kV in Marion and Beaver townships of Noble County, Millwood Township of Guernsey County and Warren Township of Belmont County. The new line connects the Barnesville Substation to Summerfield Substation. The Barnesville-Summerfield transmission line will be about 16 miles long. The company expects to invest approximately $20 million into this project.

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Bolton Substation

AEP Ohio plans to construct a new 138-kilovolt (kV) to 13-kV substation in Jackson Township in Franklin County, just north of the intersection of Holt Road and Big Run South Road. The company will construct the new approximate 2.5-acre substation on a 4-acre site owned by AEP Ohio. The estimated investment of this Project is $13 million.

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Eastern Ohio Tri-County Improvements

AEP Ohio is investing approximately $66 million in improvements to the power grid in Tuscarawas, Harrison and Carroll counties. Improvements create a 138-kilovolt loop in eastern Ohio essential to providing reliable electric. Enhancements are necessary as a result of an increase in economic development related to the shale gas industry in the area.

Dennison – Yager Transmission Line

Yager – Desert Road Transmission Line

Eastern Ohio Tri-County Improvements

Southeast Ohio Area Improvements

AEP Ohio, AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc., Buckeye Power and Washington Electric Cooperative have reached an agreement to improve electric service reliability in southeast Ohio. This approximate $300 million project includes replacing and upgrading aging electrical equipment in parts of Washington, Monroe and Noble counties.

Southeast Ohio Area Improvements Project Page

Lamping - Rouse Transmission Line

Macksburg - Devola Transmission Line

SouthCaldwell - Macksburg Transmission Line

Speidel-Barnesville Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 138-kV in Warren Township in Belmont County. This line connects the Speidel Substation to the Barnesville Substation. The Speidel-Barnesville transmission line will be about four miles long. The company expects to invest about $5 million in this transmission line upgrade.

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Approved Projects

Biers Run-Circleville Transmission Line

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved this 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line proposed by AEP Ohio to construct as part of the Biers Run Project. This new approximate 19-mile transmission line will be located Ross and Pickaway counties and will connect the Biers Run Substation to the existing Circleville Substation.

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Biers Run-Hopetown-Delano Transmission Line

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved this new 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line proposed by AEP Ohio to construct as part of the Biers Run Project. This new approximate 12-mile transmission line in Ross County will connect the Biers Run Substation to the existing Delano Substation, and incorporate Hopetown Substation, a newly proposed distribution substation to replace the existing Camp Sherman Substation.

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Biers Run Substation

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved AEP Ohio’s application to construct the Biers Run Substation in Ross County. AEP Ohio is currently under construction on this new 345/138/69-kilovolt (kV) substation in Union Township in Ross County, nine miles northwest of Chillicothe. The company is constructing this new substation on a 12-acre site within a 103-acre property owned by AEP Ohio.

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Findlay Area Improvements

AEP Ohio is rebuilding approximately 30-miles of 34.5-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in northwest Ohio to 69 kV. The improvements in Wood and Hancock counties proactively replace an infrastructure that has reached an age where it needs to be replaced. Proactively rebuilding the line improves reliability for customers across the region.

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Gable Substation

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved AEP Ohio’s application to construct the Gable Substation in Jefferson County. AEP Ohio plans to construct this new 138-kilovolt (kV) substation in Wells Township, approximately 10 miles southwest of Steubenville. The company will construct the new 1.6-acre substation on a 3-acre property owned by AEP Ohio.

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Stadium Park Extension Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild an existing 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. AEP Ohio plans to rebuild the approximate 3.5 miles of transmission line in Canton and Plain townships. The company estimates investing $7 million to complete this project.

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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 or submit comments about any of the Letters of Notification listed below, please contact:

Brett Schmied, Project Outreach Specialist, at 614-552-1929 or 877-215-9261 or by email at beschmied@aep.com.

To request an electronic or paper copy of any Letter of Notification, please contact Brett at the information above.

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 the projects.

Pending Letters of Notification

Approved Letters of Notification

















State Operating Companies

AEP Ohio - AEP Ohio serves 1.5 million customers in Ohio and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. http://www.AEPOhio.com

AEP Ohio Transmission Project Information Line:

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