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Ross Transmission Line Extensions

Ross Transmission Line Extensions

Working to improve the reliability of your electric service in Butler County.

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Project overview

The Ross Transmission Line Extensions Project will help improve the reliability of the electric transmission system by building four 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines in and out of a new electric switching substation. The Ross Substation is under development on Duke Energy property along Ross Millville Road (U.S. 27). Four transmission lines will run in and out of the substation. Two new 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines will exit directly to U.S. 27 on Duke Energy-owned property. Two of the new transmission line extensions will involve easement acquisition, and as part of those routing studies, we're seeking public comment from landowners.

Ross West Transmission Line Extension – The Ross West Transmission Line Extension Project will help improve the reliability of the electric system by extending a 69-kV transmission line – approximately 4,000 feet – from Millville Shandon Road to the new Ross Substation.

Ross East Transmission Line Extension – The Ross East Transmission Line Extension Project will extend a separate 69-kV transmission line approximately 7,000 feet from Ross Hanover Road to the new Ross Substation.

Community Benefits

These investments will help support our customers’ growing energy needs now and in the years ahead. 
  • Enhances Duke Energy’s ability to provide safe and reliable energy to homes, schools, hospitals and businesses in the area

  • Allows more flexibility for providing critical energy to communities in the region

  • Helps reduce electric service interruptions

  • Improves the company’s operational ability to reroute power during planned and unplanned outages, which can support restoration following extreme weather events

  • Helps maintain a robust system for supplying and delivering electric service to support the continued economic growth for the region

Project Timeline*

Construction is expected to begin in summer 2024 and completed by fall 2024. Here’s a look at typical planning and activities.

*Timeline may change with weather impacts on construction, schedule changes, etc.

Learn more at an in-person Open House

6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, Ross High School
3601 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
(Enter through Event Entrance)

Entrance to Ross High School

Meet and speak directly with our team members while browsing the different stations that outline the project. This drop-in event is an opportunity for us to gather public input as part of the study to determine the preferred route of the transmission line extensions. No registration is necessary for the open house. You can stop by at any time during the open house hours.

View our interactive maps

View the potential corridors under consideration for the new transmission line and fill out the online comment form.
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Transmission and what we do

 Watch our short video to learn more about the importance of transmission and how it plays a vital role in powering our communities.


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Our virtual open house offers the same information as a traditional in-person meeting. We will follow back with you on any questions you may have from your virtual open house tour.
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