AEP Ohio, AEP Ohio Transmission Company to begin construction on 69-kV line next spring

American Electric Power’s (NYSE:AEP) AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Company on Aug. 29 said that an open house will be held on Sept. 12 in Zanesville, Ohio, regarding the approximately $10m West Zanesville Transmission Line, which is designed to improve the electric transmission grid in Zanesville and the surrounding area in Muskingum County.

The companies said that the approximately six-mile, 69-kV line will be built in Falls and Hopewell townships, west of the city of Zanesville. The majority of the line will be located in the existing right of way, according to the companies.

According to a project fact sheet, besides building the line, the major project components also include upgrading the Mount Sterling and Zanesville substations.

According to the project schedule, transmission line construction is to begin in spring 2018, and the project is to be complete in late 2018.

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