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Southern Orchards Area Improvements

As part of our continued work, we are upgrading equipment to improve the reliability of the electric service in your community. This new work is a result of an inspection of the power lines and equipment in your community that was done in August 2021. As part of our regular maintenance program, we will also install 60 new utility poles throughout the area in the fall of 2021.

We are committed to keeping you informed and minimizing the impact to nearby homes, businesses and the environment throughout the duration of this project. Please visit this page periodically for project updates.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to improve your electric service.

Project Area


As part of our work, crews will be replacing and upgrading equipment on the utility poles during the remainder of 2021. In fall 2021, 60 new utility poles will be constructed.

This work will help reduce the frequency of outages and strengthen the electric grid to provide more reliable service.

This work will take place in south Columbus. Our crews will be making improvements in the area south of East Livingston and north of Freebis Ave, bounded by S. High to the west and Fairwood Ave. to the east. It includes the areas of Southern Orchards and Deshler Park.

Equipment upgrades will be taking place throughout 2021. New utility poles will be installed from October through December 2021.

The project timeline is subject to change based on weather conditions or unforeseen events.

We will notify you in advance with details of any work to be performed on your property. Please be sure we have the best phone number and email address to reach you at AEPOhio.com/Account.

We do not anticipate the need for outages during these upgrades, but there is always the possibility that crews might need to take an outage to safely complete work. Please be sure we have your best contact information at AEPOhio.com/Account in case we need to get in touch.

We do not expect any impacts to traffic in the area during this work. If that should change, our construction crews will coordinate with local traffic control to minimize any impact while working to ensure safety for the community and our crews.


Please contact our team at southernorchardsarea@aep.com.

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