West Union Loop Transmission Line Project

    AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades to improve electric reliability for Buckeye Power and Adams County Electric Cooperative customers. The project involves building about 4 miles of power line and upgrading an electrical substation.

    Without this project, customers could experience temporary power outages during equipment maintenance.

    The project involves:

    • Building approximately 2 miles of power line between Copeland and Panhandle substations
    • Building approximately 2 miles of power line between Copeland Substation and an existing transmission line
    • Upgrading Copeland substation
    • Retiring approximately 2 miles of power line

    Company representatives plan to build the power line in an approximate 60-foot right-of-way corridor and plan to acquire new property easements to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the line. Crews expect to begin construction fall 2022 and continue through fall 2024.

    Project Updates

    February 2021: 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 invite you to join us for a virtual open house to learn more about the project and share your input on possible route options for the new power line. Please provide comments through the "Contact Us" link. Please share your input by March 8.

    Fact Sheet



    The project involves the use of single, steel poles.

    • Structure Height: Approximately 70 feet*
    • Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60 feet*

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

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.