Power grid upgrades are under way to strengthen the electric system in Jackson and Ross counties. AEP Ohio and local electric cooperatives are coordinating efforts on the Jackson-Ross County Area Improvements project. The approximate $75 million investment by AEP Ohio involves building 35 miles of power line, building three substations and upgrading other electrical facilities to increase service reliability and support economic growth.
The North Jackson 138-kV Transmission Line Project is part of the multi-phase Jackson-Ross County Area Improvements project. This phase involves building approximately 4 miles of power line to 138-kV standards in Coal and Lick townships.
January 2020: This project remains under construction.
Summer 2019: AEP Ohio filed an amendment for North Jackson 138-kV Transmission Line Project with the Ohio Power Siting Board. The amendment has been approved.
Summer 2017: AEP Ohio held a public open house on August 9, 2017 at Westview Elementary School. Visitors offered input, asked questions of project team members and learned more about the project. The project team used the input from the open house as one of the factors in determining a line route.
AEP Ohio has prepared and filed a Letter of Notification with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) as the Heppner Switch-Lick 138 kV Transmission Line Project, Case No. 17-0808-EL-BLN. The Letter of Notification to construct, operate and maintain this facility is pending before the board.
Proposed structures will vary depending on location. The project will use several structure types including steel H-frame and monopoles that will be about 90-feet tall. The structures will be placed in an approximate 100-foot wide right-of-way corridor.
*Exact structures may vary from those shown
* 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.