Lamping - Rouse 138kV Transmission Line Project

    The proposed Lamping-Rouse transmission line is part of the overall Southeast Ohio Improvements Project. The 23-kV infrastructure has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve reliability for customers across the region. Bringing additional power sources into the region will improve electric service reliability.

    The Lamping-Rouse transmission line is a 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that connects the new Lamping Substation to Rouse Substation in Monroe County. This project will improve service for customers, decrease power interruptions and speed recovery of service when outages occur.

    The Lamping-Rouse line will be approximately five miles long, depending on the route selected. The line will likely run through Washington Township in Monroe County. AEP Ohio anticipates building the new transmission line primarily with single pole or H-Frame, steel structures.

    AEP Ohio projects the Lamping-Rouse line will be an approximate $7 million investment by the company.

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    Project Updates

    The OPSB granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to construct this project on Aug 17. The transmission right-of-way group is currently working to acquire the necessary land and easements for construction.

    Project Releases

    Fact Sheet



    Proposed Structures

    AEP Ohio will build new steel, single pole and H-Frame structures that will be about 90-feet and 85-feet tall, respectively. The structures will be placed in the center of an approximate 100-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

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

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.