AEP Ohio Plans Electric Transmission Upgrades in Northwest Ohio
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- Mar 29, 2021 4:10 pm GMTMar 29, 2021 3:31 pm GMT
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Transmission project involves improving 25 miles of 34.5-kV power line and building another ten miles of 69-kV transmission line
AEP, one of America's largest utilities, is planning to help consumers in Ohio by upgrading the electric transmission grid in the Dunkirk-Berwick area, serving Hardin, Hancock, Wyandot, and Seneca counties.
The Dunkirk-Berwick Improvements Project will involve:
Bringing about 25 miles of 34.5-kV transmission line up to 69-kV standards
Laying ten miles of 69-kV power line
Constructing new substations in Dunkirk, Arlington, and Carey
The project includes rebuilding some nearly 100-year-old power line, with the intention of reducing the likelihood of larger, sustained community power outages.