The proposed Wapakoneta Area Improvements Project would involve constructing approximately 15 miles of 138-kilovolt transmission line, two new substations and expanding an existing substation. The project area includes Pusheta, Washington, St. Marys, Duchouquet and Moulton townships in Auglaize County. The proposed project is being developed in coordination with the city of Wapakoneta and its electric department. The new transmission line and substations will add an additional power source to the area’s electric transmission grid. The improvements would benefit customers by improving reliability and supporting economic development.
AEP Ohio announced the proposed Wapakoneta Area Improvements Project in July of 2018.
AEP Ohio held an informational open house to introduce study segments and answer questions related to the project on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc. filed a Letter of Notification with the OPSB in August, 2019 to incorporate minor adjustments to the approved power line route between Gristmill and Gemini substations and received approval in September 2019.
AEP Ohio will host an information open house to introduce new potential routes for a section of the power line at the Wapakoneta Middle School – Cafeteria on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Route options between the Gemini and West Moulton substations on the west portion of the project continue to be evaluated.
The proposed project will use steel, single-pole structures estimated to be about 90-feet tall. The structures will be constructed in an approximate 100-foot wide right-of-way corridor.
* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary