To improve service for customers within Miami County, DP&L has proposed constructing a new 17-mile, 138,000 volt transmission line from the existing West Milton substation to the existing Eldean substation in Concord Township, northwest of Troy.

Specifically, the proposed line will maintain adequate transmission system voltages in the northwest area of the DP&L transmission system under various outage conditions, complying with mandatory Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)/ North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards.

 

Common Questions

Where will the new transmission line be located?

DP&L studied multiple options before deciding on the proposed route, which minimizes the impact to sensitive areas and land uses, and incorporates input gathered from public meetings held in 2014.

illustrated map of proposed and alternate routes for West Milton - Eldean transmission lines

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Click here to view an enlarged aerial map.

This map is for informational purposes only. Proposed routes are subject to change as the project proceeds. This page will be updated to reflect any changes in schedule or route. Please contact DP&L at the phone number below with questions.

As required, DP&L has filed an application for the project with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB), which is responsible for hearing public comments and determining whether to approve the project and the route.

What if the transmission line affects my property?

Once the route has been approved, a DP&L representative will contact affected property owners to explain specifics about where the line will run and to request an easement.

For affected property owners:

  • Compensation for the easement will be based on market value.
  • In most cases, the landowner will be able to continue to use the property beneath the line.
  • DP&L will seek the right to trim trees and other vegetation beneath and surrounding the line.
  • Trees will be removed from the easement area, but DP&L will work with landowners to restore property and landscaping to original condition.
  • Compensation will be made for loss of crops.

Estimated Project Schedule

2014
Open house meetings
Field inspections begin
2015
File application with OPSB (application filed 3/11/2015) 
OPSB review
2016
► OPSB review continues
OPSB public hearings
OPSB approval
Easement procurement
Engineering, easement & material procurement
2017
Construction begins
2018
Project in-service

Indicates the current project stage.

Will electric service be interrupted?

During construction of the line, customers should not notice interruption of their electric service. If an outage is required for a short period, the affected customer(s) will be notified before the outage to limit the inconvenience.

Construction of the transmission line is scheduled to begin in 2017 and be in service by 2018. 

Where can I get more information?

Visit the Ohio Siting Board website to view the application and for more information. The Case Number for DP&L’s West Milton to Eldean Project is 14-0469-EL-BTX.

To contact DP&L about the project or request an electronic copy of the application, please leave a message at 937-331-3314 or email westmiltoneldeanteam@aes.com. You will receive a response within 1-2 business days.

Page updated April 18, 2016.