AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Belmont and Harrison counties. The Flushing-Smyrna 69-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Project includes building about 13 miles of transmission line. The projected costs of the upgrades are approximately $20 million, an investment that will enhance reliability and accommodate future growth in the region by strengthening the electric infrastructure.
The company plans to construct the new Flushing-Smyrna 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Flushing and Wheeling townships in Belmont County and Athens, Moorefield and Freeport townships in Harrison County. The new transmission line will be about 13 miles long. This project will modernize the transmission and distribution electric grid in Belmont and Harrison counties and the surrounding area.
AEP Ohio projects the Flushing-Smyrna line will be an approximate $20 million investment by the company.
AEP launched a virtual open house in April 2017 for residents to offer input, ask questions and learn more about the new transmission line. The transmission right-of-way group is currently working to acquire the necessary land and easements for construction.
AEP Ohio will build new steel, H-frame structures that will be about 85-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