Two AEP subsidiaries planning to build 17-mile, 69-kV transmission line in Ohio

Two American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) companies are planning a $25m project that includes a 69-kV transmission line in Ohio.

Construction of the Lincoln-Berrywood project is targeted to begin in spring 2017 and be complete by summer 2018.

AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission said Jan. 5 that the project is meant to improve the electric transmission system in Delaware County, Ohio.

“Delaware County has experienced electric demand growth over the last several years and the electric demand is projected to grow, according to an AEP website about the project. The city of Delaware, located within the county, is located about 24 miles north of Columbus, Ohio.

AEP plans to construct the 69-kV transmission line in Berlin, Brown, Delaware and Troy townships. The new transmission line will be about 17 miles long. This project will modernize the transmission and distribution electric grid in Delaware and the surrounding area.

AEP Ohio will build new steel, single pole structures that will be about 85-feet tall. The structures will be placed in the center of an approximate 50-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

The work will include building the Berrywood substation and upgrading the Lincoln Substation.

AEP will hold a Jan. 17 open house at the Delaware Community Center YMCA in Delaware, Ohio about the project. There is no formal presentation schedule for the public event, which is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. local time.

AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

The AEP parent company owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kV extra-high voltage transmission lines. AEP also operates 223,000 miles of distribution lines.

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