Grace - North MuskingumTransmission Line Rebuild Project

AEP Ohio representatives plan power upgrades in Morgan County. The upgrades improve electrical reliability by replacing deteriorating wooden poles with modern steel poles. Crews expect construction to begin spring 2025 and conclude late 2026.

The Grace - North Muskingum Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves:

  • Rebuilding about 22 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line.
  • Building Grace Substation located off OH-792 in Stockport.
  • Retiring about 9 miles of transmission line.
  • Clearing all trees and woody-stemmed vegetation within the right-of-way* corridor to ensure safe construction, operation and maintenance of the power line.

Company representatives plan to rebuild the line in or near its current location to provide the utility with access needed to safely build, operate and maintain its power lines while updating, supplementing and obtaining new easements where necessary. Easements are property rights that provide the utility with access needed to safely build, operate and maintain its power lines.

Project Updates

Spring 2023: Please join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 at the Waterford High School Cafeteria located at 330 Main Street in Waterford. Visitors can view detailed maps and talk with team members about the project.


Project Timeline



The project involves the use of steel H-frame and 3-pole structures.

Typical Structure Height: Approximately 85-95 feet
Typical Right-of-Way Width: 60-100 feet

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


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

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Maggie Beggs

Project Outreach Specialist

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