OPSB sets hearings for proposed transmission line upgrades in Harrison and Tuscarawas counties

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Dec. 9, 2016) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a local public hearing to allow the public to express their views about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposals to rebuild two electric transmission lines located in Harrison and Tuscarawas counties. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

Jan. 11, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Conotton Valley High School
7205 Cumberland Road, SW
Bowerston, Ohio 44695

The proposed Dennison-Yager and Yager-Desert Road 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission line rebuild projects are part of AEP’s Eastern Ohio Tri-County Improvements. With the two projects, AEP proposes to replace a combined 14 miles of existing 69 kV transmission line with 138 kV line and new structures. AEP states that the rebuilt transmission lines, operated at 69 kV but built to 138 kV specifications, are needed improve service reliability and provide additional electrical capacity for the region.

An adjudicatory hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Jan. 25, 2017, at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Hearing Room 11-C, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Additional information regarding the proposed transmission line upgrades is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case numbers 16-0534-EL-BTX and 16-0535-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.

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