AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades in Guernsey County. The project involves building just over 2 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line and installing switch equipment to isolate the power grid. The project improves power grid functionality and operation by providing another source of power to the area.
A stronger transmission grid benefits the local distribution companies and electric cooperatives who receive power from the transmission lines. Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative customers reported frequent power outages the last three years. The area currently receives power from a single source. If a power outage occurs, it lasts until crews finish repairs. The proposed power line creates a second source of electricity and provides the ability to change how power flows through the grid, which speeds recovery of service if an outage occurs.
Late 2021: Company representatives determined the adjusted proposed line route following a thorough evaluation of study segments in the area, field work and additional landowner feedback. Landowners along the route can expect to hear from Jay Gardner of Cornerstone Energy Inc., the right-of-way agent representing AEP Ohio.
Project Map (PDF)
The project involves the use of a H-frame design.
Structure Height Range: 70-75 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: 80 feet*
*Previously communicated structure type and right-of-way width have been updated based on engineering review.