The proposed Springfield 138 kV Transmission Line Project is part of the overall Ross-Jackson Area Improvements Project. AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission system in Ross County and consists of upgrading about 5 miles of transmission line. The projected costs of the upgrades are approximately $8 million, an investment that will enhance reliability in the area and reduce the possibility of extended power outages.
The existing transmission line has reached an age where it needs to be replaced. Replacing aging equipment with modern structures and wires provides the region with a more reliable power source.
The OPSB granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to construct this project in August. 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 begin in Fall 2019.
Proposed structures will vary depending on location. The project will use several structure types, including steel H-frame and monopoles that will be about 100-feet tall. The structures will be placed in the center of an approximate 100-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.