Parsons AvenueTransmission Project


AEP Ohio representatives plan power grid upgrades to improve electric reliability for customers in south Columbus and provide power to a future customer.

The Parsons Avenue Transmission Project involves:

  • Upgrading Parsons Substation near the intersection of Rathmell Road and Parsons Avenue
  • Building Cyprus Substation near the intersection of Rathmell Road and Parsons Avenue, south of Parsons Substation
  • Building approximately 3 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line connecting Cyprus and Parsons substations to an existing transmission line near the I-270 and US-23 interchange
  • Retiring approximately 5 miles of 40-kV transmission line along Parsons Avenue

The planned improvements provide a new power source to strengthen the local electric power grid, provide power to a future customer in the area and support economic development.

Company officials expect construction to begin in fall 2021 and conclude in summer 2023.

Project Updates

April 2021:

  • AEP Ohio officials have filed a Letter of Notification with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in April to build .3 miles of 138-kV transmission line connecting Cyprus and Parsons substations.
  • AEP Ohio officials have filed a Construction Notice with the OPSB in February to replace an existing structure with a steel two-pole structure near the I-270 and US-23 interchange.
  • Construction has started on Cyprus Substation and the transmission line extension connecting Cyprus Substation to an existing transmission line near the I-270 and US-23 interchange. Construction for these components are scheduled to be completed in August.

October 2021:

AEP Ohio representatives have filed a Letter of Notification for 2.3 miles of 138-kV transmission line connecting the new Cyprus Substation to an existing transmission line with the Ohio Power Siting Board as the Cyprus 138 kV Extension Project, Case No. 21-1056-EL-BLN. The Letter of Notification to construct, operate and maintain this facility awaits OPSB review.

AEP Ohio representatives have filed a Letter of Notification for 2.3 miles of 138-kV transmission line connecting the new Cyprus Substation to an existing transmission line with the Ohio Power Siting Board as the Cyprus 138 kV Extension Project, Case No. 21-1056-EL-BLN. The Letter of Notification to construct, operate and maintain this facility awaits OPSB review. AEP Ohio representatives have filed a Construction Notice for .6 miles of 138-kV transmission line connecting the proposed Cyprus Substation to the customer's substation with the Ohio Power Siting Board as Hartman Farms 138 kV Extension No. 5 and No. 6 Project, Case No. 21-1057-EL-BNR. The Construction Notice to construct, operate and maintain this facility awaits OPSB review.

July 2021:

AEP Ohio representatives have filed a Letter of Notification with the Ohio Power Siting Board for the proposed Cyprus Substation. The Letter of Notification to construct, operate and maintain this facility awaits OPSB review.

Project Releases

Cyprus – Parsons 138 kV Transmission Line Project Letter of Notification - April 7, 2022

Cyprus – Parsons 138 kV Transmission Line Project Public Notice - April 7, 2022

Beatty-Canal Street 138 kV Cut-In Project Construction Notice - February 11, 2022

Cyprus 138 kV Extension Project Letter of Notification - October 28, 2021

Cyprus 138 kV Extension Project Public Notice - October, 2021

Hartman Farms 138 kV Extension No. 5 and No. 6 Project Construction Notice - October 28, 2021

Cyprus 138 kV Station Project Letter of Notification - August 3, 2021

Cyprus 138 kV Station Project Public Notice

Timeline

Project Timeline

Structures

Structure

The project involves installing steel poles.

Typical Pole Height: Approximately 100 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 80-100 feet*

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

Resources

AEP Right-of-Way Process Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

www.AEPOhio.com

Brian Recker

Project Outreach Specialist
380-205-5381
brecker@aep.com

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