AEP Ohio
AEP Ohio to invest US$19 million to improve electric transmission grid in Brown County
Friday, Jan 12, 2018
AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Company Inc., are announcing an estimated US$19 million investment in the electric transmission grid in Brown County with a new power line project. AEP Ohio plans to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid by updating aging infrastructure to improve its condition and address performance issues with the Sardinia Area Improvements project.

The Sardinia Area Improvements involves building about 5 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, upgrading a substation, and removing about 12 miles of existing 69 kV transmission line to bring an additional source of power to improve service reliability for customers. The new line will be built with steel, single pole structures and will require easements for a 100-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

“An open house is a great opportunity to inform the public about our siting process, seek public input, and work collaboratively with landowners to make routing decisions,” said Kelly Bussler, senior customer services account representative.

A regulatory application will be submitted to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) by spring of 2018. The OPSB is the state regulatory agency that reviews and approves plans to construct electrical facilities in Ohio. Once the application is approved, construction is anticipated to begin in early 2019 and be complete by early 2021.

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