Dublin, OH – AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power and AEP Ohio Transmission Company will use helicopters to install a new high-voltage 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in the Dublin area that is important to future electricity requirements and service reliability.
Beginning Monday, March 3 (weather pending), AEP will install a second line of cable on seven existing transmission structures. In addition, three new poles will be erected as part of the Amlin substation, currently under construction near Darree Fields. The existing transmission structures were designed to accommodate a second set of wires that will mirror the existing wires. The second set of cable will be installed using helicopters.
AEP reports this method of installation has the lowest impact on resident landscapes. The City of Dublin and AEP caution residents to stay clear of areas while cable is being installed.
When complete in late May/early June, the new line will stretch approximately 10 miles, including through the city of Dublin and Washington Township in Franklin County, Jerome Township in Union County, and Concord and Liberty townships in Delaware County.
Residents who have questions or concerns about the project may call the AEP Ohio Transmission Project Information Line at 614-883-6929 or 1-877-215-9261, or send an email inquiry through “contact us” on AEPOhio.com.
Project information and helicopter installation video clip: https://vimeo.com/87111406