AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc., an affiliate of AEP Ohio, plans on improving the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Carroll and Stark counties. The Carrollton-Sunnyside 138kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project includes rebuilding about 20 miles of transmission line, which enhances the transmission infrastructure to provide a reliable flow of electricity to its customers. The approximately $50 million project will reduce the likelihood of extended power outages in the area.
The line runs between Canton and Carrollton through Brown, Center and Harrison townships in Carroll County and Canton, Osnaburg and Sandy townships in Stark County. This project will improve the electric transmission power grid in northeast Ohio.
Early 2020: Project is under construction following approval of the Letter of Notification from the Ohio Power Siting Board. Construction is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2021.
AEP Ohio will build new steel, monopole structures that will be about 120-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