Ohio Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (OH)
The steps of the Ohio bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.
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Bulk Transmission Development in Ohio
The Ohio electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Ohio, ReliabilityFirst is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. PJM Interconnection (PJM) is the primary balancing authority operating and managing the transmission system in Ohio.
There are a number of investor-owned, independent, and cooperative transmission providers in the state, including:
- American Electric Power Company which serves the southeastern counties in the state;
- Ohio Edison Co which serves northeast Ohio;
- Licking Rural Electric Inc which serves central Ohio;
- Dayton Power & Light Co which serves the western counties of the state; and
- Duke Energy Ohio Inc which serves southwest Ohio.