Hopedale - DillonvaleTransmission Line Rebuild Project

AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades in Harrison and Jefferson counties. The project involves rebuilding about 15 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line by replacing wooden poles with steel poles and upgrading local substations. The project improves electric reliability by replacing aging infrastructure and speeding recovery of service when outages occur.

Project Updates

Summer 2023: Construction is ongoing and is scheduled to be completed this month.

Summer 2020: At AEP Ohio, we are committed to keeping our customers and employees safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 power line. Provide comments using the contact form at the bottom of this page. Please share your input by June 19.


Project Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



The project involves the use of single, steel poles.

Structure Height Range: 75-110 feet
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60 feet

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


Property Easements Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Kelly Foley Kruse

Outreach Specialist

* Required field. By clicking submit, you agree to AEP's Privacy Policy.

Paper plane

Your message has been sent! We'll be in touch shortly.