AEP Ohio on Nov. 1 said that it is considering additional study segments for, and is seeking public input about, a five-mile portion that will be built as part of the Guernsey-Harrison Power Improvements Project.
The company said that it and AEP Ohio Transmission Co. Inc., invite residents to an open house – to be held on Nov. 14 in Cambridge – to consider additional alternatives to the five-mile segment. The project was announced just over a year ago with plans to upgrade about 19 miles of transmission line and build about five miles of line east of Cambridge, the company noted.
According to the project’s webpage, the project is needed to update the transmission line to improve electric reliability for area customers by decreasing outages. The 69-kV line – in Cambridge, Center, Wills, Madison, and Londonderry townships in Guernsey County, as well as in Freeport Township in Harrison County – will use primarily steel single-pole structures that will be about 80 feet tall.
The webpage also noted that AEP Ohio anticipates project completion in late 2020, and that early estimates show that the project is an approximate $25m investment.