AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), will use helicopters to perform work on transmission lines in the Hilliard and Dublin areas beginning as soon as Monday, Feb. 20, and continuing through August. This work was originally scheduled to begin in late January, but dates are subject to change due to weather or other factors.
AEP has contracted with Source Helicopters, which will fly a white McDonnell Douglas 369FF Helicopter. Work will be done during daylight hours. AEP has been using helicopters for aerial line work in Ohio for more than 10 years.
The construction work requires a helicopter to hover over high-voltage lines and near towers and poles to pull ropes between the structures. At times, the helicopters may need to circle a single structure or area several times to perform the required activities. The aerial work is scheduled to take place during the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weather and other delays could alter the flight schedule.
Property owners with questions may contact 614-552-1929 or toll free 877-215-9261.
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.