West Union LoopTransmission 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.


Project Timeline



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 may vary


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AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Joe Demaree

Project Outreach Specialist

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