Bethel - Sawmill Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    AEP Ohio representatives plan to improve electric reliability and support economic development in northwest Columbus and the Dublin area.

    The project involves:

    • Rebuilding approximately 5 miles of 138-kilovolt transmission line
    • Replacing existing towers with steel poles

    Project Updates

    AEP Ohio officials announced the Bethel-Sawmill Transmission Line Rebuild Project in November of 2019.

    AEP Ohio representatives filed a Letter of Notification with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in November of 2019 for a section of the project and received approval February 2020.

    AEP Ohio representatives filed a Letter of Notification with the OPSB in March of 2020 for a section of the project.

    Project Releases

    Construction Information

    Fact Sheet



    Construction involves installing steel, single-pole structures between 80-95 feet tall.

    Plans call for placing the structures in an approximate 50-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

    Structure Height: 80 - 90 feet
    Right-of-Way Width: 50 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.