The Yager – Desert Road Transmission Line involves rebuilding approximately 7 miles of 69-kV line. The line will be upgraded with steel poles and built to 138-kV standards, although it will continue to be operated at 69-kV. The line connects the new Yager Substation, currently under construction, to the Desert Road Substation.
These improvements are one part of the multi-phase Eastern Ohio Tri-County Improvements, an approximately $66 million investment designed to create a 138-kV loop in eastern Ohio that will reduce electric outages in the region and provide the capacity for future business expansion. The multi-phase project includes rebuilding approximately 20-miles of transmission line, adding 5-miles of new line and constructing a new Yager Substation.
The Yager – Desert Road transmission line is an approximately $17 million investment. It is necessary to ensure a reliable and adequate supply of energy is available for the area, which has seen a dramatic increase in economic development related to the shale gas industry.
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The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) granted approval to construct this project on May 4, 2017. Tree clearing and access road construction will begin at the end of the year.
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