Harrison Power Transmission, LLC, in a pre-application notification letter filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB), said that a public informational meeting will be held on Nov. 16 in Cadiz, Ohio, on the Harrison Power 138-kV Transmission Line Project.
As noted in the letter, the project involves the construction of about five miles of 138-kV line from the proposed Harrison Power, LLC (HPL) substation in the Harrison County Industrial Park to the newly built AEP Nottingham substation in Harrison County, Ohio. The alignment would traverse through a commercial/industrial zone that has been previously surface-mined that has been restored to a greenfield, the company said.
The new overhead transmission line would be built with steel pole structures carrying a double circuit 138-kV conductor, the company said.
The project would provide a connection from the proposed combined cycle gas-fired power plant planned for construction in the Harrison County Industrial Park to the AEP Nottingham substation, which is in Athens Township, the company said.
The line would allow the HPL facility to upload electricity to the existing electrical grid to provide increased reliability to the PJM Interconnection system, the company said.
The project’s estimated cost is $20m, with a proposed construction period of six months to be commenced in late 2018, the company said, adding that it intends to file the OPSB application late this year.