Ohio Transmission Projects

*Projects of a certain length and voltage must receive approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Project Information

Joe Demaree
Project Outreach Specialist
614-552-1134   |    jkdemaree@aep.com

Erin Miller
Project Outreach Specialist
614-552-1929   |    ecmiller1@aep.com


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Projects Pending Regulatory Approval

Pending Applications

  • Ohio Power Siting Board Regulatory Filing
  • Construction of new electric power transmission lines or existing transmission lines for operation at or above 100-kilovolts, and is greater than two miles in length.
  • Approximate 7-month review process.
  • The Ohio Administrative Code requires an applicant to submit fully developed information on two sites/routes for a standard certificate application. Each proposed site/route must be designated as a preferred or an alternate site/route. Each proposed site/route must be a viable alternative on which the applicant could construct the proposed facility.

Dublin West Innovation District Improvements

AEP Ohio plans to build about 3 miles of double circuit 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in the Dublin area. This new line will connect two existing substations. The company expects to invest about $12 million in this transmission line upgrade.

Fostoria - Fremont Transmission Line Rebuild Project

AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Seneca and Sandusky counties. This project involves rebuilding about 15 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 138 kV standards.

Glencoe - Speidel Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 138-kV in Warren, Goshen and Smith townships in Belmont County. This line connects the Glencoe Substation to the Speidel Substation. The Glencoe-Speidel transmission line is about 13 miles long. The company expects to invest about $20 million in this transmission line upgrade.

Jackson - Ross County Area Improvements

AEP Ohio, along with AEP Ohio Transmission Company, plans to upgrade the electric transmission system in southern Ohio. This $75 million multi-phase project includes replacing and upgrading aging electrical equipment in Jackson and Ross counties.

Coal Township 138 kV Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Jackson County. The project includes upgrading about 4 miles of transmission line. The projected costs of the upgrades are approximately $8 million.

Ironman Substation

AEP Ohio plans to build a 138-kilovolt (kV) substation within the city of Jackson, northwest of East Broadway Street and Fairmont Street intersection. The company will construct the approximate 2-acre substation on property owned by AEP Ohio. The estimated investment of this Project is $5 million.

Jackson Township 138 kV Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Ross and Jackson counties. The project includes upgrading about 10 miles of transmission line to 138 kV standards. The projected costs of the upgrades are approximately $21 million.

Liberty 138 kV Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Ross county. This Project involves upgrading about 7 miles of transmission line. The company plans to invest about $17 million in this project.

North Jackson Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to upgrade about 4 miles of transmission line in the city of Jackson. The North Jackson transmission line is about 4 miles long. The company expects to invest $10 million in this transmission line rebuild project. This project is part of the Jackson-Ross County Area Improvements Project.

Northeast Jackson Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to upgrade about 5 miles of transmission line in the city of Jackson. The transmission line will be rebuilt within existing right-of-way. This project is part of the overall Jackson-Ross County Area Improvements Project.

Springfield 138 kV Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Ross County. This Project involves upgrading about 5 miles of transmission line. The company plans to invest about $8 million in this transmission line project.

Sardinia Area Improvements

AEP Ohio is improving the electric transmission system in Brown County. The project includes building 5 miles of new 138 kV transmission line, upgrading a substation, and removing about 12 miles of 69 kV transmission line. The projected investment in the transmission system is about $19 million.

Southeast Ohio Area Improvements

AEP Ohio, AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc., Buckeye Power and Washington Electric Cooperative have reached an agreement to improve electric service reliability in southeast Ohio. This approximate $300 million project includes replacing and upgrading aging electrical equipment in parts of Washington, Monroe and Noble counties.

Pending Letters of Notification

  • Ohio Power Siting Board Regulatory Filing
  • Construction of new electric power transmission lines or existing transmission lines for operation at or above 100-kilovolts, and is greater than .2 miles in length but not greater than two miles in length.
  • Construction of a new electric power transmission substation or upgrade of an existing substation where there is a greater than twenty percent expansion of the fenced area.
  • 90-day review process, 28-day expedited review process.

Dilles Bottom - FE Corridor Transmission Line Project

East Lima Station Expansion

George Washington - Dilles Bottom Transmission Line Project

Ginger Switch

Jackson - Ross County Area Improvements

AEP Ohio, along with AEP Ohio Transmission Company, plans to upgrade the electric transmission system in southern Ohio. This $75 million multi-phase project includes replacing and upgrading aging electrical equipment in Jackson and Ross counties.

 

North Delphos - Rockhill Transmission Line Rebuild Project

AEP Ohio is upgrading the electric transmission grid in Putnam and Allen counties in northwest Ohio. The North Delphos - Rockhill Transmission Line Rebuild Project upgrades the existing transmission line to provide a reliable flow of electricity to its customers. The project updates an aging infrastructure to improve its condition and address performance issues.

Reaver Substation and Extension

AEP Ohio plans to build a new substation off Harrisburg Pike in Columbus, Ohio. The new substation provides an additional source of power and improves electric service reliability for area customers. Construction is anticipated to start June of 2018.

Shannon-Astor 138 kV Transmission Line Extension Project

Sharon Township - Vernon Township Transmission Line Project

AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc. plan to upgrade their transmission facilities in northern Ohio to support an interconnection with an independent power provider. Construction is expected to begin in early 2019 and complete summer 2019.

Wapakoneta Area Improvements Project

AEP Ohio proposes to build approximately 15 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, construct two new substations and expand an existing substation in Auglaize County.

Pending Construction Notices

  • Ohio Power Siting Board Regulatory Filing
  • Construction of new electric power transmission lines or existing transmission lines for operation at or above 100-kilovolts, and is not greater than .2 miles in length.
  • Additions to existing power transmission substations where there is a twenty percent or less expansion of the fenced area.
  • Less than 90-day review process, 21-day expedited review process.


Regulatory Approved Projects

Approved Applications

  • Ohio Power Siting Board Regulatory Filing
  • Construction of new electric power transmission lines or existing transmission lines for operation at or above 100-kilovolts, and is greater than two miles in length.
  • Approximate 7-month review process.

Barnesville - Summerfield Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 138-kV in Marion and Beaver townships of Noble County, Millwood Township of Guernsey County and Warren Township of Belmont County. The new line connects the Barnesville Substation to Summerfield Substation. The Barnesville - Summerfield transmission line will be about 16 miles long. The company expects to invest approximately $20 million into this project.

Biers Run - Circleville Transmission Line

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved this 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line proposed by AEP Ohio to construct as part of the Biers Run Project. This new approximate 19-mile transmission line will be located Ross and Pickaway counties and will connect the Biers Run Substation to the existing Circleville Substation.

Eastern Ohio Tri-County Improvements

AEP Ohio is investing approximately $66 million in improvements to the power grid in Tuscarawas, Harrison and Carroll counties. Improvements create a 138-kilovolt loop in eastern Ohio essential to providing reliable electric. Enhancements are necessary as a result of an increase in economic development related to the shale gas industry in the area.

Gable Substation

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved AEP Ohio’s application to construct the Gable Substation in Jefferson County. AEP Ohio plans to construct this new 138-kilovolt (kV) substation in Wells Township, approximately 10 miles southwest of Steubenville. The company will construct the new 1.6-acre substation on a 3-acre property owned by AEP Ohio.

Herlan - Blue Racer Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to build a 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Franklin and Seneca townships in Monroe County. The new line will connect the new Herlan Substation to Blue Racer Substation. The Herlan-Blue Racer transmission line will be about 3 miles long. The company expects to invest approximately $7 million into this project.

Lamping - Rouse Transmission Line

The Lamping-Rouse transmission line is part of the overall Southeast Ohio Area Improvements. The 23-kilovolt (kV) infrastructure has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve reliability for the customers across the region. Bringing additional power sources into the region will improve the electric service reliability.

SouthCaldwell - Macksburg Transmission Line

The proposed South Caldwell - Macksburg transmission line is part of the overall Marietta Area Improvements Project. The 23-kilovolt (kV) infrastructure has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve reliability for the customers across the region. Bringing additional power sources into the region will improve the electric service reliability.

Speidel - Barnesville Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 138-kV in Warren Township in Belmont County. This line connects the Speidel Substation to the Barnesville Substation. The Speidel - Barnesville transmission line will be about four miles long. The company expects to invest about $5 million in this transmission line upgrade.

West Bellaire - Glencoe Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 69/138-kV in Pultney, Richland and Smith townships in Belmont County. The line connects the West Bellaire Substation to Glencoe Substation. The West Bellaire - Glencoe transmission line will be about 6 miles long. The company expects to invest approximately $10 million into this project.

Approved Letters of Notification

  • Ohio Power Siting Board Regulatory Filing
  • Construction of new electric power transmission lines or existing transmission lines for operation at or above 100-kilovolts, and is greater than .2 miles in length but not greater than two miles in length.
  • Construction of a new electric power transmission substation or upgrade of an existing substation where there is a greater than twenty percent expansion of the fenced area.
  • 90-day review process, 28-day expedited review process.

Amlin - Cole

Babbitt Station

Beatty Road Station Drainage Improvements

Blue Racer - Texas Eastern Berne

Bolton Station

Britton - Davidson

Carrollton-Sunnyside Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild a 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in several townships in Carroll and Stark counties. The Carrollton-Sunnyside transmission line is about 20 miles long. The company expects to invest about $50 million in this transmission line rebuild.

Clouse Substation

Cole

Corner - Parkersburg

Delano - Scioto Trail Relocation

Delano - Scioto Trail Rebuild

Devola Station

Freebyrd - South Cadiz

Fulton - Windfall

Gable - South Cadiz

Glencoe Station Expansion

Glencoe Station Expansion Part II

Good Hope - Harrison

Good Hope - Harrison Number 2

Harrison - Circleville

Haviland - North Delphos Transmission Line

AEP Ohio is upgrading the electric transmission grid in Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties in northwest Ohio. The Haviland-North Delphos 138kV Transmission Line Project upgrades the existing transmission line to improve the reliability of electricity to its customers. The project updates an aging infrastructure to improve its condition and address performance issues.

Hedding - Fulton

Herlan Substation

Jackson - Ross County Area Improvements

AEP Ohio, along with AEP Ohio Transmission Company, plans to upgrade the electric transmission system in southern Ohio. This $75 million multi-phase project includes replacing and upgrading aging electrical equipment in Jackson and Ross counties.

Kammer - Vassell

Lemaster

Lemaster - Harrison

Lemaster - Harrison Update

Lemaster - Lick

Lemaster - Lick Update

Lemaster - Rosewood

Lemaster - Rosewood Update

Lemaster - Ross

Lemaster - Ross Update

Lemaster 138kV Station Update

Lemaster - Strouds Run

Lemaster - Strouds Run Update

Lemaster - West Lancaster

Lemaster - West Lancaster Update

New Albany BOLD Transmission Line

Central Ohio will be the first in the state to utilize the newest in electric transmission technology, BOLD. AEP Ohio will rebuild 6.5 miles of 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission facilities with new 345 and 138 kV transmission facilities with its patented Breakthrough Overhead Line Design.

Newbery Station and Extension Project

North Proctorville Expansion

Nottingham - Freebyrd

Nottingham - Freebyrd Adjustment

Nottingham Switch

Philo - Canton

Poston-Good Hope

Poston - Good Hope Number 2

Poston-Hocking

Poston - Lick

Rutland Substation Expansion

South Canton - West Canton

Tidd - Gable

Tidd - Wagenhals Extension

AEP Ohio plans to build a 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that will power a new substation in Brown Township in Carroll County. The Tidd-Wagenhals 138kV Transmission Line Extension is less than a half mile long. The estimated investment for this project is $1 million.

Timber Switch - Haviland

Trent - Delaware

Trimble Extension Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to upgrade the electric transmission infrastructure in Athens County. The project includes building about 2 miles of 138-kilovolt transmission line near Glouster in southeast Ohio.

Ware Rd - Seaman

Waverly - Ware Road

West Mount Vernon - Hedding

Windfall - North Waldo

Yager - Leesville

Approved Construction Notices

  • Ohio Power Siting Board Regulatory Filing
  • Construction of new electric power transmission lines or existing transmission lines for operation at or above 100-kilovolts, and is not greater than .2 miles in length.
  • Additions to existing power transmission substations where there is a twenty percent or less expansion of the fenced area.
  • Less than 90-day review process, 21-day expedited review process.


Additional Projects

Carrothers - Shelby Transmission Line Project

AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Crawford, Seneca and Richland counties. This project involves rebuilding about 18 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The projected investment in the transmission system is about $22 million.

Findlay Area Improvements

AEP Ohio is rebuilding approximately 30-miles of 34.5-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in northwest Ohio to 69 kV. The improvements in Wood and Hancock counties proactively replace an infrastructure that has reached an age where it needs to be replaced. Proactively rebuilding the line improves reliability for customers across the region.

Flushing - Smyrna Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to build a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in several townships in Belmont and Harrison counties. The Flushing - Smyrna transmission line will be about 13 miles long. The company expects to invest about $20 million in this transmission line upgrade.

Friendship - Portsmouth Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to build about 9 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Friendship and Portsmouth.

Guernsey - Harrison Power Improvements

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild about 24 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from east of Cambridge to Smyrna. About 19 miles of the existing line will be rebuilt in the current right-of-way. The remaining 5 miles will require construction in new areas to accommodate a line reroute and require acquiring new easements.

Harpster - Waldo Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild about 30 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Marion and Wyandot counties. The project will strengthen the electric infrastructure and improve electric service reliability for area customers. The company expects to invest about $40 million in this transmission line project.

Haviland - Van Wert Transmission Line Rebuild Project

The Haviland - Van Wert Transmission Line Rebuild is an approximate $20 million investment to improve the electric transmission system in northwest Ohio. The line connects the Haviland and Van Wert substations in Paulding and Van Wert counties.

Liberty - Buckskin Area Improvements

AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Ross and Highland counties. The Liberty-Buckskin Area Improvements involves upgrading about 20 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The company expects to invest about $30 million in this transmission line project.

Lincoln - Berrywood Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to build a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in several townships in Delaware County. The Lincoln - Berrywood transmission line will be about 17 miles long. The company expects to invest about $25 million in this transmission line upgrade.

Malvern - Minerva Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to update about 6 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line in Brown Township in Carroll County. About 5 miles will be rebuilt in AEP Ohio’s existing right-of-way. The remaining mile will require construction in new areas.

New Philadelphia Maintenance

AEP Ohio plans to do maintenance on about 2 miles of transmission and distribution power poles and lines in New Philadelphia. The company estimates it should take about 5 months to complete this work.

North Wooster Area Reinforcements

AEP Ohio, along with AEP Ohio Transmission Company, is improving the electric transmission system north of Wooster. The approximately $14 million dual-phase project is essential to support economic development in the area and improve reliability by constructing a loop that creates redundancy.

Peebles - Rarden Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to upgrade about 8 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Meigs and Franklin townships in Adams County. About 3 miles will be rebuilt adjacent to the existing transmission line. The remaining 5 miles will require construction in new areas and acquiring new easements.

Pickaway - Madison Area Improvements

AEP Ohio plans to upgrade the electric transmission infrastructure in Madison and Pickaway counties. The two-phase project includes building about 7 miles of transmission line and rebuilding about 26 miles of transmission line. The company expects to invest about $50 million in this project.

Stadium Park Extension Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild an existing 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. AEP Ohio plans to rebuild the approximate 3.5 miles of transmission line in Canton and Plain townships. The company estimates investing $7 million to complete this project.

Stanley Court - Northeast Canton Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to rebuild an existing 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. AEP Ohio plans to rebuild the approximate 3.5 miles of transmission line in Canton and Plain townships. The company estimates investing $8 million to complete this project.

West Zanesville Transmission Line

AEP Ohio plans to build a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in several townships in Muskingum County. The West Zanesville transmission line will be about 6 miles long. The company expects to invest about $10 million in this project.



Resources

State OPSB Approval Process

In Ohio's Service Territory, power lines 100 kV and above are subject to Ohio Power Siting Board jurisdiction. Click the link below for more details about the OPSB.

opsb.ohio.gov

State Operating Company

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

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