The Glencoe-Speidel 138kV Transmission Line Project involves upgrading about 13 miles of transmission line. The project traverses Warren, Goshen and Smith townships in Belmont County. The last major reinforcement in this area was done more than 60 years ago.
The existing 69-kilovolt (kV) facilities were built in the 1940s. These will be replaced with 138-kV lines and structures. This will allow the lines to carry more current and help meet customers’ increased demand for power. The company anticipates completion of this project in spring 2020. This project will help ensure the continued reliability of the transmission system for the region’s residential, commercial and industrial customers.
AEP Ohio projects the Glencoe-Speidel line will be an approximate $20 million investment by the company.
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February 2019: The OPSB granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to construct this project in February. The transmission right-of-way group is currently working to acquire the necessary land and easements for construction.
Fall 2018: A local public hearing for the project will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 6 p.m., at Ohio University Eastern Campus, Shannon Hall, Room 219, located at 45425 National Road West, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950. At this local public hearing, the public will be given an opportunity to comment on this project to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB). AEP Ohio and its affiliate, AEP Ohio Transmission Company Inc., invite all residents and property owners who wish to present written or oral testimony to attend this public hearing. The OPSB will consider comments from the public and the OPSB Staff Report when evaluating the application.
An evidentiary hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room 11-C at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. This hearing is open to the public; however, participation is limited to the parties in the case.
AEP Ohio will build new steel, single pole structures that will be about 90-feet tall. The structures will be placed in an approximate 100-foot wide right-of-way corridor.
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary
State Approval Process
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