The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized American Electric Power Ohio Transmission Company, Inc. (AEP Ohio Transco) to construct the Biers Run Substation at the preferred site in Ross County near Chillicothe.
The Biers Run Substation (OPSB Case No. 12-1361-EL-BSB) will be a 345/138/69 kV (kilovolt) switching substation. The substation will be constructed on a parcel of land approximately 102 acres in size, between U.S. Route 35 and Biers Run Road in Union Township. AEP Ohio Transco anticipates starting construction in the third quarter of 2013 and expects an in-service date during the second quarter of 2015.