AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades near St.Clairsville. Upgrades involve constructing about 1 mile of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, rebuilding about 12 miles of 69-kV transmission line and installing equipment to improve the operation of the power grid.
Company representatives plan to rebuild the power line in the existing right-of-way, although they might need to acquire new easements or supplement current easements to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the line.
Spring 2020: At AEP Ohio, we are committed to keeping our customers and employees safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the social distancing recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we held a virtual open house to obtain feedback from the community. The final proposed line route has been announced and landowners will receive communication from the project right-of-way agent.
The project involves replacing wooden poles with steel poles.
Structure Height: Approximately 95 feet
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60 feet
* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary