OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed AEP transmission line in Ross County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 12, 2018) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s (AEP Ohio Transco) proposal to rebuild approximately 4.8 miles of its existing Berlin-Ross 69 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 138 kV standards. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

June 4, 2018, at 6 p.m.
Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library
Main Library Annex, Room B-1
140 South Paint Street
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

The proposed Ross-Ginger Switch (Springfield) Transmission Line Rebuild Project would connect the Ross Substation to the Ginger Switch Station in Springfield Township, Ross County. AEP Ohio Transco anticipates building the new transmission line at a cost of cost approximately $10 million using several structure types, including steel H-frame and monopoles. 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.

The adjudicatory hearing in this proceeding will begin at 10 a.m. on June 19, 2018, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-D, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Additional information regarding the proposed Ross-Ginger Switch (Springfield) Transmission Line project is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 17-0637-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