BOLD - Breakthrough Overhead Line Design - was developed by local engineers and delivers a more efficient line design with a contemporary look, has a smaller footprint and shorter structure height. This technology will be a first for the state of Ohio.
The New Albany BOLD Transmission Line Project, scheduled to begin in early 2018, includes plans to replace the existing 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission facilities with new 345 and 138 kV transmission facilities. During the project, which will last about a year, existing wooden structures will be replaced with BOLD structures.
AEP Ohio is planning to rebuild about 6.5 miles of transmission line in and around New Albany to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Franklin and Licking counties. This project is an estimated $30 million investment by the company.
AEP Ohio Transmission Company anticipates completion of this project is the fall 2019.
The Ohio Power Siting Board granted approval to construct this project on January 22, 2018. Construction is scheduled to begin spring 2018 with the clearing of trees and building access roads.
AEP Ohio will build new steel, single pole structures that will be about 100-feet tall. The structures will be placed in the center of an approximate 100-foot wide right-of-way corridor.
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary
For information regarding the approval process with the State of Ohio, please visit the Ohio Power Siting Board website.
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