AEP begins design of new transmission line in northeast Delaware County

Consolidated members in northeast Delaware County will have significant improvements in electric service reliability thanks to a new transmission line American Electric Power is planning to build there. 

The 4-mile extension of a high-capacity 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line will serve Consolidated members who get power from our Lott substation, which is about 5 miles west of Centerburg on Condit Road near the intersection with Olive Green Road. While it will serve Consolidated’s substation, AEP owns the line and will ultimately determine the path it takes. 

The 138-kV transmission line will replace an aging, unreliable 34.5-kV line, meaning consumers in the area should see substantial reductions to transmission-related power blinks and outages. When those power interruptions occur, Consolidated has been able to switch the power feed to another substation and get members back on more quickly, but the new line should prevent these interruptions from happening in the first place. 

AEP, one of Consolidated’s electricity transmission providers, has just publicly announced the project, which is in the initial planning phase. AEP expects it to be up and running by the fall of 2024. 

For more information, visit AEP Transmission’s Lott project page