Carrollton-Sunnyside 138kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc., an affiliate of AEP Ohio, plans on improving the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Carroll and Stark counties. The Carrollton-Sunnyside 138kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project includes rebuilding about 20 miles of transmission line, which enhances the transmission infrastructure to provide a reliable flow of electricity to its customers. The approximately $50 million project will reduce the likelihood of extended power outages in the area.

    The line runs between Canton and Carrollton through Brown, Center and Harrison townships in Carroll County and Canton, Osnaburg and Sandy townships in Stark County. This project will improve the electric transmission power grid in northeast Ohio.

    Project Updates

    The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) granted approval to construct the Carrollton-Sunnyside Transmission line on September 25, 2017.

    AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc. announced minor route adjustments and filed a new or updated Letter of Notification with the OPSB as the Adjustment to Carrollton-Sunnyside 138-kV Transmission Line in December 2018. The Letter of Notification to construct, operate and maintain this facility is pending before the OPSB. Construction is underway on portions of the route that will remain unchanged.

    Project Releases

    Fact Sheet




    Proposed Structures

    AEP Ohio will build new steel, monopole structures that will be about 120-feet tall. The structures will be placed in the center of an approximate 100-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

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

    * 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.