AEP Ohio plans to upgrade about 4 miles of transmission line in Coal and Lick townships and the city of Jackson in Jackson County. The project is driven by the economic development in Jackson County and the surrounding area. This new transmission line will allow for new businesses to come into the area and allow existing companies to expand and allow for the opportunity for future growth.
The project includes rebuilding about 3 miles of transmission line in the current right-of-way. AEP Ohio may supplement current easement to accommodate for a 100-foot right-of-way. The remaining mile will require construction in new areas and new easements.
The project will use several structure types including steel single pole and H-frame structures that will be about 90-feet tall. AEP Ohio anticipates completion of this project in the summer of 2019. Early estimates show this is an approximate $10 million investment.
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
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