OPSB sets public hearing for transmission line in Vinton and Jackson counties
COLUMBUS, OHIO (Oct. 24, 2012) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public hearing in McArthur, Ohio to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about AEP Transmission Company’s (AEP Transco) proposal to construct the 138 kilovolt (kV) Elk Transmission project.
The local public hearing is scheduled for:
Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Vinton County Community Building
31935 State Route 93
McArthur, Ohio 45651
The Elk Transmission project includes a proposed 138 kV Elk transmission line loop, replacing existing distribution lines with transmission lines. AEP Transco has submitted a preferred and alternate route for the Board’s consideration. The preferred route is approximately 17 miles long and extends from Vinton County into Jackson County. The alternate route is 16 miles long, ending within Vinton County. Both routes loop with the existing Poston-Lick 138kV line including the Elk distribution substation in Vinton County.
The adjudicatory hearing in this case will begin on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3793.
Additional information regarding this project, the Elk 138 kV transmission line project (Case No. 11-4505-EL-BTX), is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov.
The OPSB reviews applications for construction of major utility facilities in Ohio. The 11-member board is comprised of representatives of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Development Services Agency, the state departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Health, the Ohio General Assembly and the public. The chairman of the PUCO also chairs the OPSB.