AMP Transmission Breaks Ground For Construction Of New Substation
October 20, 2021
by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
October 20, 2021
AMP Transmission (AMPT) recently broke ground for the construction of its new Bellard Substation.
The 138/69 kilovolt (kV) substation will provide a fourth source for the City of Bowling Green, Ohio, an AMP member, and is AMPT’s first greenfield substation. Construction is scheduled for May 2022 completion.
AMPT was formed by the AMP Board in 2018 to provide cost-effective transmission, related services, and a competitive alternative for the benefit of AMP members to enhance reliability and ensure comparable service.
AMPT is a transmission owner in the PJM Interconnection and has a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-approved formula rate applicable to the entire PJM footprint. AMPT is currently active in the American Electric Power and American Transmission Systems Inc. transmission zones.
AMPT owns one 138 kV station, one 138/69 kV substation, six 69 kV stations, and 21.4 miles of 69 kV transmission line. AMPT has completed two relay upgrades and is in the process of acquiring right of way for 0.3 miles of 138-kV transmission line.
“Breaking ground at Bellard is a major milestone for AMPT,” said Pamala Sullivan, AMPT’s President. “This is our first new construction project, and will bring great benefits to AMP’s member, the City of Bowling Green.”
“It’s exciting to now be in the construction phase,” said Kim Magovac, Director of Transmission Project Management. “Watching a project come to fruition validates the hard work contributed by the entire team; a true testament to the collaborative process.”