American Electric Power’s (NYSE:AEP) AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) on Jan. 11 filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) a pre-application notification letter for the Seaman-Sardinia 138-kV Transmission Line Project.
The project is designed to improve reliability in the surrounding area through the construction area of a greenfield 138-kV looped tap from the nearby Hillsboro-Maysville 138-kV line (Kenton (LGEE) – Wildcat 138-kV Circuit) and the conversion of the existing 69-kV Sardinia station to 138 kV, allowing the existing 69-kV Seaman-Sardinia line and associated facilities to be retired.
The company added that the Sardinia station fence line would also be expanded to accommodate new 138-kV equipment.
The line would be about 4.45 miles long, the company said, adding that the line would run through Eagle Township in Brown County. The company said that it anticipates building the new line using several structure types, including steel monopoles. The line would also have conductor, shield wire, and associated hardware.
AEP Ohio Transco also said that it estimates that the project would cost about $19m.
The company noted that it expects to file with the OPSB an application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for the project in the spring, and that it plans to hold a public information meeting about the project on Feb. 1 in Sardinia.