AEP OHIO SCHEDULES OPEN HOUSE TO DISCUSS ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINE IN DELAWARE COUNTY
GAHANNA, Ohio, Jan. 5, 2017 – AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), and AEP Ohio Transmission Company Inc. are announcing an approximate $25 million investment to improve the electric transmission system in Delaware County.
The company plans to construct the 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Berlin, Brown, Delaware and Troy townships. The new transmission line will be about 17 miles long. This project will modernize the transmission and distribution electric grid in Delaware and the surrounding area.
To learn more about this project, the public is invited to attend a project open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Delaware Community Center YMCA, 1121 South Houk Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The informational open house provides residents the opportunity to meet and talk with project representatives. There is no formal presentation. Visitors may come and go at any time during the workshop. Delaware County residents can offer input, ask questions of project team members and learn more about the new transmission line.
“This is our opportunity to meet with the residents of Delaware County to discuss this project and its benefits to the community,” said Greg Gibbs, project manager for AEP Ohio. “We want to let everyone know how we plan on providing for the energy needs of the region while minimizing the effects on landowners and the environment.”
AEP Ohio plans to invest approximately $25 million in the new transmission line. Construction is targeted to begin in spring 2017 and be complete by summer 2018.
Additional information about the project, including maps, is available online at AEPOhio.com/DelawareTransmissionLine.
AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers. News and information about AEP Ohio can be found at AEPOhio.com.
American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also operates 223,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 31,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.