OPSB schedules hearings for proposed transmission line in Monroe County

Update 6/7/2017: Location changed to Monroe Central High School, 469 Lewisville Road, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 18, 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 Monroe County. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

June 28, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Shenandoah High School
49346 Seneca Lake Road
Sarahsville, Ohio 43779

The proposed Herlan-Blue Racer 138 kilovolt transmission line would travel approximately three miles through Franklin and Seneca townships. AEP Ohio Transco states that the new transmission line would help the utility meet increased demand for electricity in the area and help ensure the continued reliability of the transmission system. 

An adjudicatory hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on July 12, 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 16-1858-EL-BTX.


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