AEP Ohio representatives plan to increase electric reliability in Scioto and Lawrence counties by updating the local electric transmission system. The Millbrook Park-South Point 138-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading about 35 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) power line.
The existing transmission line consists of 90-year-old aging lattice towers. The infrastructure has shown significant deterioration resulting in service interruptions. Upgrading to modern steel poles reduces the need for ongoing power line maintenance and improves electric reliability.
This project requires Ohio Power Siting Board approval.
Early 2024: Company representatives are preparing to file an application for the project with the Ohio Power Siting Board.
The project involves the use of single, steel poles.
Typical Pole Height Range: 75-105 feet*
Right-of-Way Width Range: 100-200 feet*
* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary