Bolton Substation

    Southwestern Franklin County has experienced electric demand growth over the last several years and the electric demand is projected to grow. This project will help ensure the continued reliability of the electric distribution system, which is vital to AEP Ohio’s current customers as well as supporting economic development in the area.

    The company is constructing Bolton Substation near the Grove City area in Jackson Township. The existing Beatty-Wilson 138-kilovolt transmission line will energize the Bolton Substation. The company plans to include a 50-megawatt transformer in the substation. This new substation will add an additional four circuits of electric power to southwestern Franklin County. AEP Ohio can also better direct the flow of electric power with the installation of the Bolton Substation.

    AEP anticipates this Project, an approximate $13 million investment, will contribute approximately $795,000 in property taxes annually to the community.

    Project Updates

    Construction for the Bolton Substation is underway. Structures and equipment are being installed. This project is expected to be complete by the end of the 2017.

    Project Releases and Public Notices

    Fact Sheet




    Proposed Structures

    AEP Ohio will build new steel, single pole structures that will be about 95-feet tall. The structures will be placed in road right-of-way or about a 150-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

    *Exact structure, height and right-of-way 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.