Howard - FostoriaTransmission Line Rebuild Project

The Howard-Fostoria Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding approximately 45 miles of 138-kV transmission line between the Howard and West End Fostoria substations.

This power line has experienced more than 5 outages since 2015 resulting in approximately 1,700 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 most of the power line within or near the existing right-of-way corridor and may require updating or supplementing current easements to help ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the line. Minor reroutes are needed near West End Fostoria Substation and will require new easements.

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

Project Updates

Summer 2023: Property ROW, LLC serves as AEP Ohio’s right-of-way representative on this project. Landowners can expect to hear from a right-of-way agent, John Alderman, in the coming weeks. For immediate questions, you can reach out to him at 740-297-8630 or .


Project Timeline



This project involves the use of steel single-pole structures.

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

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


Property Easements Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Stephanie Eisenberg

WSP representing AEP Ohio

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