OPSB approves Ebersole Substation

COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 17, 2014) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized American Electric Power Transmission Company to construct the Ebersole Substation in Cass Township, Hancock County.  The 138 kilovolt (kV) substation will reinforce AEP’s transmission system in northwestern Ohio. 

The Ebersole Substation will occupy 4 acres of a 67-acre property, 1.7 miles northeast of the city of Findlay, Ohio.  The substation will be interconnected to the Fostoria-East Lima 138 kV and Findlay Center 138 kV transmission lines.

AEP states that construction of the substation will generate approximately $436,000 in annual property taxes during the first year of operation, which will be allocated to Hancock County, Cass Township, the Van Buren Local School District, the Hancock County Park District, and the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

AEP filed its application for this project with the OPSB on August 12, 2013.  A local public hearing was held in Findlay on December 16, 2013.

Additional information regarding the project (OPSB case number 13-0733-EL-BSB) is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov.

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

For additional information, contact: Matt Butler | (614) 644-7670