BOLD Project Receives
Prestigious EEI Edison Award

AEP Transmission’s Robison Park–Sorenson rebuild project using its Breakthrough Overhead Line Design (BOLD) technology earned Edison Electric Institute’s Edison Award.

The Robison Park–Sorenson project replaced a 1940s era 138-kV line with a double-circuit 138/345-kV BOLD line, providing five times the megawatts of the earlier line in the same corridor. The line was energized on Nov. 14, 2016, and has helped ease grid congestion and other issues in the Ft. Wayne, Indiana, area.

The Edison Award, EEI’s most prestigious, honors “distinguished leadership, innovation and contribution to the advancement of the electric industry for the benefit of all.”

From left to right: Bob Powers, vice chairman, AEP; Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO, AEP; Meihuan Fulk, principal engineer, AEP Transmission;  Richard Gutman, staff engineer, AEP Transmission; Tom Kuhn, president, EEI; and Lisa Barton, EVP, AEP Transmission
From left to right: Bob Powers, vice chairman, AEP; Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO, AEP; Meihuan Fulk, principal engineer, AEP Transmission; Richard Gutman, staff engineer, AEP Transmission; Tom Kuhn, president, EEI; and Lisa Barton, EVP, AEP Transmission

 

Watch AEP’s video about the project.
Read about the award-winning project
Read the EEI news release 
Read the AEP news release