OPSB schedules local hearing for proposed transmission line in Washington County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Aug. 21, 2017) – 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 construct a new electric transmission line in Washington County. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

Oct. 10, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Lower Salem Elementary School
10930 OH-821
Lower Salem, OH 45745

AEP Ohio Transco proposes to construct an approximately 16-mile long 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the proposed Macksburg Substation in Aurelius Township to the proposed Devola Substation in Muskingum Township. According to AEP Ohio Transco, the existing 23 kV infrastructure in the area needs to be rebuilt at a higher voltage level to improve service and reliability for customers.

The adjudicatory hearing in this proceeding will begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2017, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-B, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Additional information regarding the proposed facility is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 16-0702-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 or Matt Schilling, (614) 466-7750