FindlayArea Improvements

AEP Ohio representatives announced the Findlay Area Improvements Project in the summer of 2016. Community members and landowners provided input about the project at an open house in July 2016. After reviewing public input, company representatives proposed upgrades to the local power grid and have since completed construction of two power lines.

The remaining work includes:

  • Building approximately 5 miles of power line near North Baltimore
  • Rebuilding approximately 2 miles of power between New Liberty Substation and West Melrose Substation
  • Rebuilding about 2 miles of power line near North Findlay Substation

As the project continues to develop, AEP Ohio representatives are re-evaluating the 5-mile power line near North Baltimore. We are proposing and investigating additional route options.

Project Updates

Summer 2023: Company representatives began construction on the line and expect completion in fall 2024.

November 2020: 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 5-mile power line. Provide comments using the contact form at the bottom of this page. Please share your input by Monday, November 30.


Project Timeline



This project involves the use of steel poles.

Structure Height: Approximately 80 - 90 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60 feet*

* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary

Project Maps

Please note that these maps are preliminary and do not reflect any final power line route decisions.


Step 1: Below is an Overview Map that displays the entire project area. Please use the Overview Map to find the general location of your property.


Step 2: Each outlined area on the Overview Map represents a single, numbered Map Page that shows that section in greater detail. Visit the appropriate Map Page below for your area.


Property Easements Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Brian Recker

Project Outreach Specialist

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