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West Union LoopTransmission Line Project


AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades to improve electric reliability for Buckeye Power and Adams County Electric Cooperative customers. The project involves building about 4 miles of power line and upgrading an electrical substation.

Without this project, customers could experience temporary power outages during equipment maintenance.

The project involves:

  • Building approximately 2 miles of power line between Copeland and Panhandle substations
  • Building approximately 2 miles of power line between Copeland Substation and an existing transmission line
  • Upgrading Copeland substation
  • Retiring approximately 2 miles of power line

Company representatives plan to build the power line in an approximate 60-foot right-of-way corridor and plan to acquire new property easements to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the line.

Project Updates

Fall 2023: Company representatives identified a proposed line route in Fall 2021. Landowners along the proposed route can expect to hear from a Contract Land Staff right-of-way agent representing AEP Ohio.

Timeline

Project Timeline
 

Structures

Structure

The project involves the use of single, steel poles.

Structure Height: Approximately 70 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60 feet*

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

Resources

AEP Right-of-Way Process Submit A Comment Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

www.AEPOhio.com

Michelle Richardson

Project Outreach Specialist
614-933-2842
mrichardson@aep.com

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