Albany Transmission Line Extension Project

    AEP Ohio representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in southwest Athens County.

    The project involves:

    • Building approximately 1 mile of 138-kilovolt transmission line connecting the Lee Substation located off Virginia Street to an existing power line.
    • Expanding the Lee Substation

    One electric transmission line currently provides power to the village of Albany. The planned improvements provide an additional power source to strengthen the local electric power grid and reduce the likelihood of larger, sustained community power outages.

    We welcome and encourage your feedback, particularly on possible route options for the 1-mile power line.

    Company officials expect construction to begin later this year and conclude spring 2022.

    Project Updates

    March 2021: As a result of the social distancing recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we invite you to join us for a virtual open house to learn more about the project and share your input, particularly on possible route options for the 1-mile power line. Provide comments through a "Contact Us" link. Please share your input by Monday, March 29.

    Fact Sheet



    This project involves the use of single, steel poles.

    • Structure Height: Approximately 70-90 feet*
    • Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

    *Exact structure, height and right-of-way requirements 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.