Hanna-Newton Falls 138-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project (Case No. 19-1857-EL-BLN)
A FirstEnergy affiliate, American Transmission Systems, Incorporated (“ATSI”) proposes to rebuild approximately 20.4 miles of 138-kV transmission line between the existing Hanna Substation and the existing Newton Falls Substation. The existing transmission line is situated within a 100-foot wide right-of-way (ROW) an no additional ROW is anticipated to be needed for the project. The project will be comprised of the following:
- The removal of 138 wood pole structures on the Hanna-Newton Falls 138-kV transmission line. The 138 structures will be replaced with 127 wood pole structures and nine steel structures. Two of the original wood poles will not need to be replaced with this configuration.
- The replacement of one double circuit steel lattice tower that is supporting both the Hanna-Newton Falls 138-kV transmission line and the Newton Falls-GM 138-kV transmission line (southeast of Newton Falls Substation). This structure will be replaced with two new single circuit steel monopoles.
- The removal a single circuit wood structure on the Newton Falls-GM 138-kV transmission line. This wood structure will be replaced with a new wood structure adjacent to the two steel single circuit monopoles.
- The installation of a different type of conductor, the bracing of existing steel lattice structures, and the installation of optical ground wire (OPGW) on the Hanna-Newton Falls 138-kV transmission line.
The project will be located in Rootstown Township, Ravenna Township, Charlestown Township and Paris Township, in Portage County, Ohio, and Newton Township and Braceville Township in Trumbull County, Ohio.
A paper copy of the application can be supplied within 5 business days upon request at no more than the cost of printing and shipping. Request for a paper copy can be made by contacting the transmission project hotline at 1-800-589-2837 or by e-mail. Please reference the project name and case number (19-1857-EL-BLN) in all communications.