The Harpster-Waldo 69 kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding about 30 miles of transmission line in Marion and Wyandot counties. The line will be rebuilt within the current right-of-way; however, in some cases, AEP Ohio will need to supplement current easements.
Rebuilding the line with modern equipment improves electric service reliability, limits the number of extended power outages and speeds recovery of service when outages do occur.
The project will use steel single pole structures that will be approximately 80-feet tall. Early estimates show this is an approximate $40 million investment.
Right-of-way agents will meet with landowners at the beginning of the year to provide information about survey activities, easement acquisition and construction along the line. Construction is anticipated to begin fall 2018.
The existing wood poles will be replaced with steel monopoles that will be about 80-feet tall. The structures will be located in an approximate 50-foot wide corridor which uses the company’s current right-of-way and may require supplementing some easements.
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary
* The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.