17-1907-EL-BTX: AEP Bell Ridge-Devola 138 kV Transmission Line Project

Case Number: 17-1907-EL-BTX
Project: Bell Ridge-Devola 138 kV Transmission Line Project
Applicant: AEP Ohio Transco
Location: Washington County
Status: Pre-application

AEP Ohio Transco proposes to construct an approximately 11-mile long 138 kilovolt (kv) electric transmission line connecting the Bell Ridge and Devola substations in Washington County. The proposed line would likely run through Lawrence, Fearing, and Muskingum townships in Washington County. AEP Ohio Transco anticipates building the new transmission line primarily with single-pole, steel structures.

AEP Ohio Transco states that the existing 23 kV infrastructure in the area has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve reliability for customers. The company states that the proposed project would improve electric service reliability for customers.

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