The Barnesville-Summerfield 138-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding and upgrading approximately 16 miles of existing power lines. The project traverses Marion and Beaver townships of Noble County, Millwood Township of Guernsey County and Warren Township of Belmont County. The last major reinforcement in this area was done more than 60 years ago.
The existing 69-kilovolt (kV) facilities were built in the 1940s. These will be replaced with 138-kV lines and structures that are somewhat taller and of sturdier construction. This will allow the lines to carry more current and help meet customers’ increased demand for power. The company anticipates completion of this project in 2018.The Barnesville-Summerfield 138-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project will help ensure the continued reliability of the transmission system, which is vital to AEP Ohio’s current customers and supports the development of the area’s economy.
AEP anticipates this project, an approximate $20 million investment, will contribute approximately $650,000 in property taxes annually to the community.
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Summer 2023: Company representatives anticipate construction to begin summer 2024.
Late 2019:Crews are constructing the power line in authorized locations. An amendment filed on August 22, 2019 with the Ohio Power Siting Board is currently being evaluated.
AEP Ohio will build new steel, single pole structures that will be about 90-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