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Glencoe - Speidel138kV Transmission Line Project

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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Project Updates

Early 2020: Construction activities are beginning in areas where we have secured easements. Crews are working at various locations along the power line route until late 2021, as construction is completed in phases.

Project Releases

Glencoe-Speidel 138 kV Transmission Line Rebuilt Amendment, September, 2019 (PDF)

Glencoe-Speidel News Release, February 22, 2018 (PDF)

Barnesville Area Improvements Project News Release, October 23, 2014 (PDF)


Project Timeline



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

For information regarding the approval process with the State of Ohio, please visit the Ohio Power Siting Board website.


AEP Right-of-Way Process Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Maggie Beggs

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