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West Zanesville 69kV Transmission Line Project

AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Muskingum County. The West Zanesville 69 kV Transmission Line Project includes building about 6 miles of transmission line and upgrading two substations. The projected costs of the upgrades are approximately $10 million, an investment that will enhance reliability and accommodate future growth in the region by strengthening the electric infrastructure.

The company plans to construct the new West Zanesville Transmission Line in Falls and Hopewell townships in Muskingum County, west of the city of Zanesville. The new transmission line will be about 6 miles long. The majority of the line will be located in the company’s existing right-of-way. This project will modernize the electric transmission grid in Muskingum County and the surrounding area.

Project Updates

AEP Ohio and its affiliate, AEP Ohio Transmission Company, hosted a public informational open house. The public informational open house took place on September 12, 2017. Visitors offered feedback, asked questions of project team members and learned more about the new transmission line. The transmission line is currently being engineered. Right-of-way agents are meeting with landowners to discuss project schedule and easement acquisition. 

Fact Sheet




Proposed Structures

AEP Ohio will build new steel, monopole structures that will be about 75-feet tall. The structures will be placed in the center of an approximate 50-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary

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