AEP Ohio representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in Putnam and Allen counties.
The project involves:
The planned improvements involve replacing deteriorating wooden poles from the 1950s with modern steel poles and reduce the need for frequent power line maintenance. Building a new power line provides an additional power source and improves electric reliability in the area. A stronger transmission grid benefits the local distribution companies and cooperatives, such as Midwest Electric Cooperative, who receive power from the transmission lines.
Summer 2023: Company representatives plan to begin construction in fall 2024 and expect completion in summer 2026.
Early 2023: Company representatives announced the final line route for the 1 mile of new power line and evaluated study segments. Right-of-way representatives plan to meet with landowners to discuss their property.
Crews plan to build the line using single steel poles.
Proposed Structure Height: 70 - 100 FEET
Right-of-Way Width: 60 FEET*
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary