OPSB sets Sunbury public hearing on AEP transmission line proposal

OPSB sets Sunbury public hearing on AEP transmission line proposal

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Feb. 24, 2012) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to provide the public with an opportunity to testify about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct a new 138 kilovolt transmission line in eastern Delaware County. The proposed transmission line route would travel between 2.6 and 3.1 miles just east of the village of Sunbury and reinforce AEP’s existing transmission system in Central Ohio.

The local public hearing is scheduled for:

May 7, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Big Walnut High School
555 South Old 3C Road
Sunbury, Ohio

The OPSB is responsible for reviewing and certificating plans for the construction of new energy facilities in Ohio. Before any company can build a major utility facility, the OPSB ensures that the facility will benefit Ohio’s citizens, promote the state’s economic interests, and protect the environment and land use.

More information regarding Ohio’s power siting process and AEP’s proposal in case 11-1314-EL-BTX is available at www.opsb.ohio.gov

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