Philo - NewcomerstownArea Improvements Project

AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades to improve electric reliability for customers in Tuscarawas, Guernsey, Coshocton and Muskingum counties.

The Philo-Newcomerstown Area Improvements Project involves:

  • Rebuilding about 13 miles of power line between Philo Substation and Norfield Switch in Muskingum County
  • Rebuilding about 20 miles of power line between East New Concord and Newcomerstown substations in Guernsey and Tuscarawas counties
  • Building about 5 miles of power line to connect East New Concord Substation and an existing transmission line in Guernsey and Muskingum counties
  • Rebuilding about 2 miles of power line adjacent to its existing location between an existing power line and Bridgeville Substation in Perry Township in Muskingum County
  • Rebuilding 0.1 miles of power line adjacent to its existing location between an existing power line and Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative Substation off Salt Creek Drive in Salt Creek Township in Muskingum County
  • Retiring about 31 miles of power line between Philo and Newcomerstown

Company representatives plan to build the power line in an approximate 100 foot wide right-of-way corridor and plan to acquire new easements to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the line. Company officials plan to construct the project in sequences. Not all sections of the project will be under construction at once.

Project Updates

Cambridge High School, 1401 Deer Path Drive, Cambridge, OH

July 2023: AEP Ohio representatives invite the community to attend an in-person open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at Cambridge High School located at 1401 Deer Path Drive in Cambridge, to review project details for the new power line connecting the existing East New Concord Substation to the existing transmission line in Guernsey and Muskingum counties. You can view detailed maps and talk with team members about the proposed route alternatives. There is no formal presentation, so you can arrive at any time during the event.

If you are unable to attend the in-person open house, you may visit the virtual open house to access information, view the interactive map and submit comments.

Project Releases

AEP Philo-Newcomerstown OPSB Application (PDF)


Project Timeline



This project involves the use of steel single-poles.

Structure Height: Approximately 120 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

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


Property Easements Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Darryl Jones, Jr.

Project Outreach Specialist

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