AEP Ohio representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in Fairfield and Hocking counties.
The project involves:
Improvements to the nearly 100-year-old power line reduce the likelihood of larger, sustained community power outages by replacing deteriorating steel lattice and wooden poles. An upgrade to modern steel poles reduces the need for frequent power line maintenance and improves the line’s operational performance.
Company representatives plan to complete upgrades in or near it’s current location in most areas.
Fall 2022: The company evaluated route options in a few select areas and an open house was held in April to gather community feedback and help determine the power line route. Field studies are beginning for engineering purposes, so landowners may see crews walking or driving in the right-of-way. Landowners along the proposed power line route can expect to hear from a right-of-way agent to discuss their property.
Crews plan to rebuild the line using single steel poles.
Typical Structure Height: 90 feet
Typical Right-of-Way Width: 60 feet
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary