Rarden - RosemountArea Improvements Project

AEP Ohio representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in Adams and Scioto counties. The improvements provide an additional source of electricity to the area to ensure service reliability during equipment maintenance and speed recovery of service during an outage.

The project involves:

  • Building approximately 25 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line
  • Building three new substations (Pipestone, McDermott and Otway)
  • Rebuilding the Rarden Substation

Project Updates

Early 2024: Company representatives continue to conduct field surveys. Crews anticipate starting construction in fall 2026. 

Spring 2022: Company representatives announced an adjusted final line route between the McDermott and Pipestone substations. Landowners can expect to hear from a representative from Contract Land Staff, the right-of-way agency representing AEP.

Project Releases


Project Timeline



The project involves the use of single, steel poles.

Structure Height Range: Approximately 80-100 feet
Right-of-Way Width Range: Approximately 60-100 feet

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


Property Easements Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Michelle Richardson

Project Outreach Specialist

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