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AlbanyTransmission 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.

Company officials expect construction to begin later this year and conclude early next year.

Project Updates

August 2022: AEP Ohio representatives have filed a Letter of Notification with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in August for the 1-mile transmission line.

May 2021: AEP Ohio representatives have determined a final proposed line route for this line after reviewing input from landowners and community members. Landowners along the final proposed line route can expect to hear from Kellis Cunningham of Contract Land Staff, the right-of-way agent representing AEP Ohio. The utility needs to acquire easements for an approximate 100-foot right-of-way corridor to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the power line. Crews plan to conduct environmental and cultural field activities throughout the summer.

March 2021: AEP Ohio representatives announced the Albany Transmission Line Extension Project and hosted a virtual open house to introduce proposed study segments and answer questions related to the project.

Project Releases


Project Timeline



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 may vary

Project Maps

Please note that these maps are preliminary and do not reflect any final power line route decisions.


Step 1: Below is an Overview Map that displays the entire project area. Please use the Overview Map to find the general location of your property.


Step 2: Each outlined area on the Overview Map represents a single, numbered Map Page that shows that section in greater detail. Visit the appropriate Map Page below for your area.


AEP Right-of-Way Process Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Brian Recker

Project Outreach Specialist

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