In one of three July 20 pre-application notification letters filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), FirstEnergy’s (NYSE:FE) American Transmission Systems Incorporated (ATSI) said that it is proposing to install a second circuit in the open arm position on the Hayes–West Fremont 138-kV Transmission Line Project, which the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has approved.
By installing the second transmission line circuit at the same time as the initial construction of the project, construction efforts may reduce redundancy in the construction process and therefore limit the construction impacts associated with the installation of the second circuit, the company said.
Furthermore, as the second 138-kV transmission line circuit will occupy the open arm position, no additional impacts are anticipated, the company said.
In another letter, ATSI said that it is proposing seven adjustments to the Hayes–West Fremont 138-kV Transmission Line Project, as approved by the OPSB. The seven adjustments are a result of fulfilling property owner requests and result in minimal, if any, additional impacts, the company said.
In the other letter, ATSI said that it is proposing three adjustments to the transmission line, noting that those adjustments are at property owner requests and are not expected to have greater impacts than the approved route.
The construction schedule for the project will be described in the letter of notification and is expected to begin as early as approval is granted, the company said in each letter.
The project will be located in Sandusky, Riley, Townsend and York townships in Sandusky County, and Groton, Oxford and Perkins townships in Erie County, Ohio, the company said in the letters.