AlbanyTransmission Line Extension Project

AEP Ohio representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in southwest Athens County.

The project involves:

  • Building approximately 1 mile of 138-kilovolt transmission line connecting the Lee Substation located off Virginia Street to an existing power line.
  • Expanding the Lee Substation.

One electric transmission line currently provides power to the village of Albany. The planned improvements provide an additional power source to strengthen the local electric power grid and reduce the likelihood of larger, sustained community power outages.

Company officials expect construction to begin later this year and conclude early next year.

Project Updates

AEP Ohio crews began construction spring 2023 and expect to finish early 2024.

Project Releases


Project Timeline



This project involves the use of single, steel poles.

Structure Height: Approximately 70-90 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

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

Project Maps

Please note that these maps are preliminary and do not reflect any final power line route decisions.


Step 1: Below is an Overview Map that displays the entire project area. Please use the Overview Map to find the general location of your property.


Step 2: Each outlined area on the Overview Map represents a single, numbered Map Page that shows that section in greater detail. Visit the appropriate Map Page below for your area.


Property Easements Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Kia Clay

Project Outreach Specialist

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