Fostoria - East LimaTransmission Line Rebuild Project

The Fostoria-East Lima Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding approximately 41 miles of 138-kV transmission line between West End Fostoria and East Lima Substations.

This power line has experienced several outages since 2015 resulting in nearly 20,000 minutes of customer service interruption. These planned improvements replace damaged and aging towers from the 1920s with modern steel poles, reduce the likelihood of power outages and speed recovery of service when outages occur, and enhance electric service reliability for area customers

Plans call for rebuilding the power line in the existing right-of-way, although company representatives might need to acquire new easements or supplement current easements to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the line.

This project requires Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) approval.

Project Updates

Spring 2023: Andy Bell of O.R. Colan, LLC, serves as the right-of-way agent representing AEP Ohio on this project. Landowners can expect to hear from a right-of-way agent in the coming weeks. If you have questions or want to reach out to Andy you can call 419-631-4399 or email

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Project Timeline



This project involves the use of single-pole structures.

Typical Structure Height: Approximately 120-140 feet*
Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

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


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AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Stephanie Eisenberg

WSP representing AEP Ohio

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