OPSB approves construction of AEP Ohio Transco transmission lines

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Aug. 16, 2018) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) to construct two 138 kilovolt electric transmission line projects in southern Ohio. The projects will improve the quality and reliability of electric service in the region.

In Ross County, AEP Ohio Transco will construct the Ross-Ginger Switch (Springfield) Transmission Line Rebuild Project which will extend 4.8 miles to connect the Ross Substation to the Ginger Switch Station in Springfield Township, Ross County. AEP Ohio Transco states that the project is part of the overall Ross-Jackson Area Improvements Project, which the company has implemented to improve the reliability of the electric transmission grid in Ross and Jackson counties.

In Washington County, AEP Ohio Transco will construct the Bell Ridge-Devola Transmission Line which will extend approximately 10 miles from the proposed Bell Ridge Substation in Lawrence Township, west through Fearing Township, to the proposed Devola Substation in Muskingum Township.

In other business, the OPSB cancelled the certificates for the proposed FDS Coke Plant Cogeneration Facility, and the Rolling Hills Generating Station Combined-Cycle Conversion Project.

Additional information regarding these facilities is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case numbers 07-703-EL-BGN, 12-1669-EL-BGA, 17-637-EL-BTX and 17-1907-EL-BTX.

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The Ohio Power Siting Board reviews applications for the construction of major utility facilities in Ohio. Together with Ohio’s elected officials, citizen stakeholders, and the energy industry, the Board strives to build a strong and competitive foundation for Ohio’s future.

Contact: Matt Butler, 614-644-7670