Dunkirk - Berwick Area Improvements Project

    The Dunkirk-Berwick Area Improvements Project involves rebuilding about 25 miles of power line, building about 10 miles of new power line and 3 new substations.

    Company representatives plan to update, supplement and acquire new easements where necessary. Upgrades increase the voltage of the power grid from 34.5 kilovolts (kV) to 69 kV and strengthen the local power grid by bringing an additional power source to the area.

    Project Updates

    Early 2021: At AEP Ohio, we are committed to keeping our customers and employees safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the social distancing recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we invite you to join us for a virtual open house to learn more about the project and share your input, particularly on possible route options for the new power line. Provide comments through a "Contact Us" link. Please share your input by April 5.

    Thursday, April 1, 2021
    Please click on the links below to review the previously recorded Town Hall event:

    Fact Sheet




    The project involves the use of single, steel poles.

    • Structure Height: Approximately 60-80 feet*
    • Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 50-60 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.