North Wooster Area Reinforcements Project, Phase II

    AEP Ohio announced in October 2017 a two-phase project in Wooster, Ohio to improve electric reliability and support economic development. Construction crews completed the first phase of the North Wooster Area Reinforcements Project in June 2018.

    The second phase involves:

    • Rebuilding approximately 5 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line
    • Building the new Tigers Substation
    • Building the new Compton Substation
    • Upgrading Highland Avenue Substation

    The company plans to complete most of the work in its existing right-of-way, although it might need to supplement current easements. Plans call for installing steel, single-pole structures about 90 feet tall and placing the structures in an approximate 50-foot wide right-of-way corridor. Work begins in this fall and concludes in Fall 2021.

    Project Updates

    Early 2020: O.R. Colan Associates (ORC), AEP Ohio's right-of-way representative during this project, is currently working with landowners on this portion of the project.

    Fact Sheet



    The company plans to install steel, single-pole structures.

    • Structure Height: Approximately 90 feet
    • Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 50 feet

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

    * 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.