Peebles-Rarden 69 kV Transmission Line Project

    The Peebles-Rarden 69 kV Transmission Line Project involves upgrading about 8 miles of transmission line in Meigs and Franklin townships in Adams County. Upgrading the transmission line with modern equipment improves electric service reliability, reduces the likelihood of extended power outages and speeds recovery time when outages do occur.

    The project includes rebuilding about 3 miles of transmission line adjacent to the existing transmission line. AEP Ohio may supplement current easements to accommodate for the right-of-way shift. The remaining 5 miles will require construction in new areas.

    The line will use primarily steel single pole structures that will be about 80-feet tall. Structures will be built within a 50-foot right-of-way corridor, adjacent to the existing line. AEP Ohio anticipates completion of this project in summer 2020. Early estimates show this is an approximate $11 million investment.

    Project Updates

    Early 2020: The project is currently under construction. Crews and contractors may be walking or using various equipment throughout the construction process. The company's right-of-way contractor, Contract Land Staff, the right-of-way contractor for the project, will continue to communicate with landowners to discuss upcoming project activities.

    Project Releases

    • Coming soon.

    Fact Sheet



    AEP Ohio will build new steel monopole structures that will be about 80-feet tall. The structures will be located in an approximate 50-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

    *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.