OPSB postpones hearings for proposed transmission line in Washington County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Oct. 10, 2017) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has postponed the two hearings previously scheduled for AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s (AEP Ohio Transco) proposal to construct an electric transmission line in Washington County. The OPSB will reschedule the hearings at a later date.

The postponements include the local public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2017, at Lower Salem Elementary School, 10930 OH-821, Lower Salem, OH 45745 and the adjudicatory hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2017, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-B, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

In the proposed Macksburg-Devola 138 kilovolt Transmission Line Rebuild Project, AEP Ohio Transco proposes to construct an approximately 16-mile long 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the proposed Macksburg Substation in Aurelius Township to the proposed Devola Substation in Muskingum Township. According to AEP Ohio Transco, the existing 23 kV infrastructure in the area needs to be rebuilt at a higher voltage level to improve service and reliability for customers.

Additional information regarding the proposed facility is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 16-0702-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