IlesboroImprovements Project

AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades in northern Vinton County. The project involves building just under 2 miles of 138-kilovolt transmission line and a switch to isolate equipment from the power grid. Upgrades improve power grid functionality and operation.

Project Updates

Summer 2023: The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) recently approved AEP Ohio's project applications (case no. 23-0123-EL-BLM, 23-0122-EL-BNR). AEP Ohio crews expect to begin construction in early 2024 and conclude fall 2024.


Project Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



Structure type varies depending on location and engineering design. Company engineers strive to limit the impact of the line on its surroundings while maintaining a buildable design.

Structure Height Range: 60-100 feet
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet

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


AEP Right-of-Way Process Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Kelly Foley Kruse

Outreach Specialist

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