OPSB to hold Local Public Hearing for AEP Biers Run-Hopetown-Delano Transmission Line

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Nov. 19, 2014) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public hearing to gather testimony from area residents about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct the Biers Run-Hopetown-Delano transmission line in Ross County.                         

The hearing is scheduled for:

Dec. 16, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Pioneer School for Developmental Disabilities
11268 County Road 550
Chillicothe, Ohio  45601

AEP proposes to construct a 138 kilovolt transmission line that would originate at the Biers Run Substation under construction between Biers Run Road and U.S. Route 35 and terminate at the Delano Substation located north of Delano Road. AEP has proposed three possible routes for the transmission line, known as the Preferred, North Alternate, and South Alternate routes.

Additional information regarding AEP's proposal, including an interactive map of the proposed routes, may be found at www.OPSB.ohio.gov under case number 13-0429-EL-BTX.

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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. The OPSB’s certification process includes local public hearings that allow residents to voice their opinions and concerns on proposed projects.

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