The Friendship - Portsmouth Transmission Line Project involves building about 8 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, rebuilding about 14 miles of 69-kV line and upgrading local substations. This project is located near Friendship, Portsmouth, and Rosemount. The project replaces an aging transmission line to improve electric reliability by decreasing the number of outages and shortening the duration if an outage should occur.
Late 2019: Right-of-way agents are working with landowner to acquire necessary easements for the project.
AEP Ohio will evaluate structure type based on terrain. New single pole structures about 75-feet tall and H-frame structures about 70-feet tall will be most common. Steel structures will be placed in the center of an approximate 60-foot wide right-of-way corridor.
* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary