OPSB schedules hearings for proposed AEP Ohio Transco transmission line

COLUMBUS, OHIO (May 10, 2017) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a local public hearing to allow the public to express their views about an AEP Ohio Transmission Company (AEP Ohio Transco) proposal to construct a new electric transmission line in southwestern Monroe County. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

June 6, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Monroe Central High School
469 Lewisville Road
Woodsfield, Ohio 43793

The proposed Lamping-Rouse 138 kilovolt transmission line would travel approximately five miles through Washington Township. AEP Ohio Transco states that the new transmission line would provide additional transmission service to Monroe County, improving electric service reliability in the area.

An adjudicatory hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 13, 2017, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-D, 180 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Additional information regarding the proposed transmission line is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 16-0701-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