Wood County 138-kV Reinforcement Project (Case No. 18-1335-EL-BTX)

Wood County 138-kV Reinforcement Project proposes to construct a new 138-kV transmission line that will extend from the existing Lemoyne-Midway 138-kV transmission line, located in Middleton Township, to the existing Brim Substation, located in Plain Township. 

The project will improve the transmission and sub-transmission systems in Wood County with enhancements to the efficiency, reliability and operational flexibility of these systems. Specifically, the project will reduce the risk of a regional outage, improve voltage stability in the area and allow for future load growth as new businesses and homes are built.

The Wood County 138-kV Reinforcement Project was approved on January 16, 2020. In the Ohio Power Siting Board Opinion, Order and Certificate, the Project was approved to build on the Preferred Route (western route in the application). The Order can be found in the Project Documents section below.

Local Public Hearing

A local public hearing was held October 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the below location. At this meeting, the Board accepted written and oral testimony from the public. 

Ohio Department of Transportation – District 2
317 East Poe Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Evidentiary Hearing

An evidentiary hearing was held November 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the below location. 

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Hearing Room 11-D
180 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3793

Public Information Meeting

An open house was hosted by FirstEnergy and its operating companies on:

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Middleton Township Building
21745 N. Dixie Highway, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Mapping presented for discussion at the public information meeting:

Project Documents

A paper copy of the application can be supplied within 5 business days upon request at no more than the cost or printing and shipping. Request for a paper copy can be made by contacting the transmission project hotline at 1-800-589-2837 or by email (transmissionprojects@firstenergycorp.com). The project name and Case Number (18-1335-EL-BTX) should be referenced in all communications.