Friendship-Portsmouth Transmission Line

    The Friendship-Portsmouth Transmission Line Project involves building about 9 miles of 69 kilovolt transmission line and upgrading five substations. This project will be located between Friendship and Portsmouth in Nile and Washington townships in Scioto County. The project is needed to replace an aging transmission line to improve electric reliability by decreasing the number of outages and shortening the duration if an outage should occur. We are asking for input on the proposed study segments so we can determine a route for the new section of line.

    Construction of the line will use steel, single pole structures that will be about 85 feet tall and placed within an approximate 50-foot wide right-of-way. AEP Ohio anticipates completion of this project in late 2020. Early estimates show this is an approximate $32 million investment.

    Project Updates

    AEP Ohio and its affiliate, AEP Ohio Transmission Company, hosted a public informational open house. The public informational open house took place on October 25. Visitors offered feedback, asked questions of project team members and learned more about the new transmission line. Environmental surveys could begin as soon as this year, as the project team prepares its decision to select the final line route.

    Project Releases

    • Available soon.

    Fact Sheet



    AEP Ohio will build new steel, single pole structures that will be about 85 feet tall. The structures will be placed in the center of an approximate 50-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.