Bluffton Area Improvements

    AEP Ohio is considering upgrades to the electric transmission network in Allen and Hancock counties in northwest Ohio. The area’s power grid must be upgraded because of the age and condition of transmission facilities.

    Preliminary solutions could include:

    • Rebuilding existing power lines
    • Building new power lines
    • Adding a substation
    • Upgrading substations

    The study area includes Bluffton, Richland Township in Allen County and Orange and Union townships in Hancock County. The improvements under consideration would increase electric reliability for area customers and support economic development.


    AEP Ohio is hosting an open house to learn more about the process of developing a project. Please join us from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Bluffton Middle School Gymnasium, located at 185 Franklin Street in Bluffton.

    The company hopes to identify components for a future project by later this year.


    Fact Sheet

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.