OPSB to hold Local Public Hearings for AEP’s Biers Run to Circleville Transmission Line

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Sept. 24, 2014) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold two public hearings to gather testimony from area residents about AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s proposal to construct the Biers Run to Circleville Transmission Line Project in Pickaway and Ross counties.

The hearings are scheduled for:

Nov. 5, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Pioneer School for Developmental Disabilities
11268 County Road 550
Chillicothe, Ohio  45601

Nov. 6, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Amvets Post 2256
818 Tarlton Road
Circleville, Ohio  43113

AEP proposes to construct a 138 kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line to connect the Biers Run substation in Chillicothe, Ohio to the Circleville substation in Circleville, Ohio. The proposed transmission line would be constructed using steel poles along a 100-foot wide permanent right-of-way. The purpose of the project is to improve and maintain the quality of electric service and reliability in south central Ohio.

Additional information regarding the proposal in case number 13-430-EL-BTX is available at www.OPSB.ohio.gov.

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The OPSB reviews applications for construction of major utility facilities in Ohio. Together with Ohio’s elected officials, citizen stakeholders, and the energy industry, the OPSB strives to build a strong and competitive foundation for Ohio’s future.

Contact: Matt Butler, (614) 644-7670