Power grid upgrades are under way to strengthen the electric system in Monroe, Noble and Washington counties. AEP Ohio and local electric cooperatives are coordinating efforts on the Southeast Ohio Area Improvements Project. The approximate $250 million investment by AEP Ohio involves building 55 miles of power line, building three substations and upgrading other electrical facilities to increase service reliability and support economic growth.
The Rouse-Bell Ridge 138-kV Transmission Line Project is part of the multi-phase Southeast Ohio Area Improvements Project. This phase involves building approximately 13 miles of power line between the Rouse and Bell Ridge substations.
The OPSB granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to construct this project in September. The transmission right-of-way group is currently working to acquire the necessary land and easements for construction. Tree clearing and access road construction is scheduled to start in fall 2019.
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