The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) approved AEP Ohio's application to construct the Gable Substation Project.
The company plans to build the Gable Substation on a 3-acre property owned by AEP Ohio in Wells Township near the intersection of County Road 17 and County Road 15 in Jefferson County southwest of Steubenville, Ohio. Approximately 1.6 acres will be used for the substation and the access road. The new approximate $2 million substation is expected to contribute about $67,000 in property taxes annually to the community.
This project will allow AEP Ohio to increase the reliability of the electric transmission grid and address anticipated system overloads. The new substation will reduce the likelihood of outages and speed restoration by dividing the existing transmission lines into smaller sections. AEP Ohio can also better direct the flow of electric power with the installation of the Gable Substation.
More information about the OPSB process and an electronic version of the siting application can be found at www.opsb.ohio.gov. Search for case number 14-1280-EL-BSB.
Construction is underway on this 1.6-acre substation. Structures and equipment are being installed. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
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