The proposed Macksburg-Devola transmission line is part of the overall Southeast Ohio Area Improvements Project. The 23-kilovolt (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 Macksburg-Devola transmission line will be rebuilt to a 138-kV transmission line that connects Macksburg Substation - passing through Lowell Substation - to Devola Substation in Washington County. This project will improve service for customers, decrease outages and speed recovery of service when outages occur.
The Macksburg-Devola line will be approximately 17 miles long, depending on the route selected. The line will likely run through Adams, Aurelius, Marietta, Muskingum and Salem townships in Washington County. AEP Ohio anticipates building the new transmission line primarily with single pole, steel structures.
AEP Ohio projects the Macksburg-Devola line will be an approximate $30 million investment by the company.
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The OPSB granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to construct the Macksburg-Devola 138 kV transmission line on January 18, 2018. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2018 with the clearing of trees and building access roads.
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