Power grid upgrades are under way to strengthen the electric system in Jackson and Ross counties. AEP Ohio and local electric cooperatives are coordinating efforts on the Jackson-Ross County Area Improvements project. The approximate $75 million investment by AEP Ohio involves building 35 miles of power line, building three substations and upgrading other electrical facilities to increase service reliability and support economic growth.
The Springfield 138-kV Transmission Line Project is part of the multi-phase Jackson-Ross County Area Improvements project. This phase involves building approximately 4 miles of power line to 138-kV standards.
The OPSB granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to construct this project in August. The transmission right-of-way group is currently working to acquire the necessary land and easements for construction. Tree clearing and access road construction is scheduled to begin in Fall 2019.
Proposed structures will vary depending on location. The project will use several structure types, including steel H-frame and monopoles that will be about 100-feet tall. The structures will be placed in the center of an approximate 100-foot wide right-of-way corridor.
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary
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