AEP Ohio Transco proposes 138-kV project in Monroe County, Ohio

American Electric Power’s (NYSE:AEP) AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) on Oct. 12 said that it plans to hold a public information meeting on Oct. 27 in Sarahsville, Ohio, regarding its proposed Herlan–Blue Racer 138-kV Transmission Line Project, which traverses Franklin and Seneca townships in Monroe County.

The approximately three-mile line, which would be built with steel, single pole structures, would help meet customers’ increased demand for power, and help ensure the continued reliability of the transmission system, the company said in its pre-application notification letter filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB).

AEP Ohio Transco noted that it anticipates completion of the project in 2018, and that it estimates that the project would cost about $7m.

The company also said that it expects to file the application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for the project with the OPSB in early 2017.

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