West Van Wert - Ohio CityTransmission Line Rebuild Project

AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades to improve electric reliability for customers in Van Wert County.

The West Van Wert – Ohio City Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves:

  • Expanding and upgrading the existing West Van Wert Substation located off Richey Road (County Road 75) and the Roller Creek Substation located off Willshire-Ohio City Road (County Road 50).
  • Rebuilding approximately 6 miles of existing transmission lines in Van Wert County.

A section of the Project requires regulatory approval by the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB).

Plans call for rebuilding the power line in the existing right-of-way, although company representatives might need to acquire new easements or supplement current easements to ensure the safe construction, operation, and maintenance of the line

Project Updates

Spring 2024: AEP Ohio crews plan construction in support of the substation upgrade beginning in June 2024.


Project Timeline



This project involves the use of steel single-pole structures.

Structure Height: 70-85 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: 60 feet*

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


Property Easements Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Micaela Harris (POWER Engineers, Inc.)

AEP Ohio Outreach Representative

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