AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades in Knox County.
The Mount Vernon Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves:
Company representatives plan to rebuild the power line in the existing right-of-way, which may require acquiring new or updating existing property easements. Easements are defined land rights that property owners grant the utility to allow for the safe construction, operation, and maintenance of the power line.
This project upgrades local transmission lines and vintage 1950s equipment that needs to be replaced. Upgrading the infrastructure to modern standards reduces the need for frequent maintenance and speeds recovery of service when outages occur.
Crews expect construction to begin spring 2023 and conclude summer 2025.
Summer 2022: AEP Ohio representatives announced the Mount Vernon Transmission Line Rebuild Project.
The project involves the use of single steel poles
Pole Height Range: 70-100 feet
Right-of-Way Width: 60 feet*
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary