BOLD® Transmission works with utilities to match the right application of its technology to suit project needs.


Recognizing common challenges faced by the industry, American Electric Power (AEP) asked its engineering teams to find a way to move more power through an existing right-of-way, with structure acceptable to customers. The engineers delivered not only a solution for increased capacity but a design that enables reduced structure heights and increased efficiencies.

BOLD® Transmission, LLC is a subsidiary of AEP Transmission Holding Company formed to facilitate use of the BOLD® intellectual property through commercial ventures. The BOLD® technology is available through licensing or direct partnerships.

BOLD® Patent Portfolio

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Compact line designs have been studied since the 1970s, but BOLD® is the first significant leap forward for compact transmission designs in decades.

BOLD’s groundbreaking technology has been granted design and utility patents with additional applications pending internationally.

Expansive worldwide patent portfolio (granted or pending)

Our Team

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Brian Weber

President - BOLD Transmission LLC

Brian focuses on new business development and corporate growth initiatives. He has significant experience leading transmission development initiatives and has held senior roles in developing multiple successful transmission projects that are under construction or in-service today. Brian has also held previous roles in corporate strategy and finance, policy, transmission planning, regulation, engineering and project management.

Brian received his BS in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University, his MBA from the University of Iowa, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Iowa.

Dave Rupert

Vice President, Business Development - BOLD Transmission LLC

Dave advocates for and promotes the sale of the Breakthrough Overhead Line Design (BOLD®) advanced transmission technology to entities that desire a more efficient transmission line design.

Rupert earned a bachelor of science in business administration degree in Production and Operations Management from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, a juris doctor degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio and a master of laws degree in Business Administration from Capital University Law School. He also attended AEP’s Executive Education program at The Ohio State University, and the Transmission and Wholesale Markets School at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Jeff Momme

Vice President - BOLD Transmission LLC

Jeff is responsible for the engineering and design of Transmission Lines. He has 39 years of experience in the Utility industry. In his career he has been involved in all aspects of engineering and design of transmission lines at voltages through 765kV.

Jeff received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1978 from Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer in all of the states on the AEP System.

Carlos Casablanca

Vice President – BOLD Transmission LLC

Carlos is responsible for the Advanced Transmission Studies and Technology group, where he oversees special studies, new technology deployment, asset health monitoring, and asset renewal activities. Carlos has served in various roles in the Transmission Planning, Transmission Operations, and Transmission Special Studies areas of AEP Transmission.

Carlos received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez, PR) in 2004, his MS degree in Electric Power Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) in 2005, his MBA degree from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business in 2012, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio.