Northeast Lima-Columbus GroveTransmission Improvements Project

AEP Ohio representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in Putnam and Allen counties.

The project involves:

  • Rebuilding about 10 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line
  • Building about 1 mile of 69-kV transmission line

The planned improvements involve replacing deteriorating wooden poles from the 1950s with modern steel poles and reduce the need for frequent power line maintenance. Building a new power line provides an additional power source and improves electric reliability in the area. A stronger transmission grid benefits the local distribution companies and cooperatives, such as Midwest Electric Cooperative, who receive power from the transmission lines.

Company representatives plan to evaluate study segments in the area to identify where to locate the new power line. Study segments are multiple alternatives presented to determine a line route. Company representatives do not build all study segments, rather, they select one route to build based on public feedback and feasibility.

Project Updates

Spring 2022: AEP Ohio representatives invite the community to attend a virtual open house to learn more about the project and provide feedback on study segments.

Contract Land Staff (CLS) serves as AEP Ohio's right-of-way representative during this project. Landowners along study segments may also hear from a CLS right-of-way agent to discuss their property.

Please share your input by Friday, June 10.


Project Timeline



Crews plan to build the line using single steel poles.

Proposed Structure Height: 70 - 100FEET
Right-of-Way Width: 60 FEET*

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


AEP Right-of-Way Process Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Maggie Beggs

Project Outreach Specialist

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