The Glencoe-Speidel 138kV Transmission Line Project involves upgrading about 13 miles of transmission line. The project traverses Warren, Goshen and Smith townships in Belmont County. The last major reinforcement in this area was done more than 60 years ago.
The existing 69-kilovolt (kV) facilities were built in the 1940s. These will be replaced with 138-kV lines and structures. This will allow the lines to carry more current and help meet customers’ increased demand for power. The company anticipates completion of this project in spring 2020. This project will help ensure the continued reliability of the transmission system for the region’s residential, commercial and industrial customers.
AEP Ohio projects the Glencoe-Speidel line will be an approximate $20 million investment by the company.
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AEP Ohio and its affiliate, AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc., invite you to a public informational open house. The public informational open house will take place on March 15. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. at Union Local High School on 66779 Belmont-Morristown Road in Belmont. The informational open house provides opportunity to talk with project representatives. There is no formal presentation. Visitors may come and go at any time. Residents can offer input, ask questions of project team members and learn more about the new transmission line.
AEP Ohio will build new steel, single pole structures that will be about 90-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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