AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades to improve electric reliability for customers in Holmes County.
The Black Diamond-Stillwell Transmission Line Project involves:
Crews plan to rebuild the power line in or near it's existing right-of-way corridor and may need to supplement or acquire new easements to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the line. Crews expect to begin construction fall 2023 and continue through summer 2026.
Summer 2023: Company representatives are evaluating feedback from the community to determine a final line route.
August 2022: AEP Ohio representatives invite the community to attend an in-person open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, at Killbuck Elementary School gymnasium located at 299 School Street in Killbuck. You can view detailed maps and talk with team members about the proposed study segments. There is no formal presentation, so you can arrive at any time during the event.
At AEP Ohio, safety is our first priority. We encourage social distancing to ensure the safety of you and our staff. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the open house. We ask that if you are experiencing fever. cough, body aches or other COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home for the safety of your neighbors and our staff.
If you are feeling unwell, you may visit the virtual open house to access information, view an interactive map, enter our virtual open house and submit comments.
The project involes the use of single steel poles.
Structure Height: Approximately 60-80 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60-100 feet*
*Exact structure, height, and right-of-way requirements may vary.