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 Poject 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 4 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

August 2022: AEP Ohio representatives invite the community to attend an in-person open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, at Cambridge High School cafeteria located at 1401 Deerpath Drive in Cambridge. You can view detailed maps and talk with team members about the proposed study segments. There is no formal presentation, so you can arrive at any time during the event.

At AEP Ohio, safety is our first priority. We encourage social distancing to ensure the safety of you and our staff. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the open house. We ask that if you are experiencing fever. cough, body aches or other COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home for the safety of your neighbors and our staff.

If you are feeling unwell, you may visit the virtual open house to access information, view an interactive map, enter our virtual open house and submit comments.


Project Timeline



This project involves the use of steel single-poles.

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

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


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AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Joe Demaree

Project Outreach Specialist

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