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AEP Ohio to upgrade 69-kV line to 138-kV standards

AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Co. Inc. plan to upgrade its existing 15-mile, Fostoria-Fremont transmission line to 138 kV from 69 kV in order to improve reliability for area customers.

The new 15-mile line will be built with steel, single pole structures. Construction is expected to begin in winter 2019 and be complete by winter 2020, pending approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board.

The American Electric Power Co. Inc. subsidiaries will hold an open house Nov. 1 to seek public input on the $22 million project, according to an Oct. 11 release.

AEP Ohio is known legally as Ohio Power Co.