AltonArea Improvements

AEP Ohio representatives plan to improve the electric transmission grid by rebuilding about .5 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) power line and building about 1.25 miles of new 69 kV line. Upgrades reduce the likelihood of outages by replacing an aging infrastructure and improve reliability.

Project Updates

Early 2020: Informational meeting on Thursday, January 16 at the Prairie Township Community Center from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. where landowners can talk with the project team about impacts to the area.


Project Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



AEP Ohio plans to use steel, single pole structures approximately 85 feet tall. The structures will be placed in the center of an appoximate 60-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

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


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

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Maggie Beggs

Project Outreach Specialist

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