The proposed Coal Township 138 kV Transmission Line Project is part of the overall Jackson-Ross Area Improvements Project. AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission system in Jackson County. The Coal Township138 kV Transmission Line Project consists of upgrading about 4 miles of transmission line to 138 kV standards. The new transmission line will be built adjacent to the existing transmission line, which will be removed once construction is complete. AEP Ohio may supplement current easements to accommodate the need to expand the existing right-of-way. The projected costs of the upgrades are approximately $8 million, an investment that will enhance reliability in the area and reduce the possibility of extended power outages.
The existing transmission line has reached an age where it needs to be replaced. Replacing aging equipment with modern structures and wires provides the region with a more reliable power source.
AEP Ohio and its affiliate, AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc., hosted a public informational open house. The public informational open house took place on January 25, 2018. Visitors offered input, asked questions of project team members and learned more about the new transmission line. The project team is preparing its application to the Ohio Power Siting Board.
Proposed structures will vary depending on location. The project will use several structure types, including steel H-frame and monopoles that will be about 100-feet tall. The structures will be placed in an approximate 100-foot wide right-of-way corridor.
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary
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