Beartown - West WilmotTransmission Line Rebuild Project

AEP Ohio representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in Tuscarawas, Stark and Holmes counties. The project involves rebuilding about 10 miles of power line to increase electric reliability in the area. Plans call for rebuilding the power line in the existing right-of-way, although company representatives might need to acquire new easements or supplement current easements to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the line.

Project Updates

Field activities are scheduled to begin in February 2020 and continue through spring.

Project Releases

Philo-Torrey 138 kV Transmission Line Extension Project Construction Notice, May 13, 2020 (PDF)


Project Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



The project involves the use of steel poles.

Structure Height: 70-80 feet
Right-of-Way Width: 50-60 feet

* 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.

Joe Demaree

Project Outreach Specialist

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