The proposed Lamping Station Project is part of the overall Southeast Ohio Area Improvements Project. AEP Ohio, AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc., Buckeye Power and Washington Electric Cooperative signed a Memorandum of Understanding that implements a long-term plan aimed at enhancing the reliability of the Marietta and surrounding area’s electric transmission and distribution network. This infrastructure needs to be rebuilt and redesigned to meet the needs of the customers across this region.
The Lamping Substation Project consists of building a new 345-kilovolt (kV) to 138 kV substation in Washington Township in Monroe County. This project will provide a new power source and will improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid for existing customers, allowing for future economic growth to Marietta and surrounding areas.
AEP Ohio projects the Lamping Substation Project will be an approximate $30 million investment by the company.