This project will provide improved grid reliability and greater flexibility by installing automatic sectionalizer switches along the Shelby-Amsterdam 138kV transmission lines. A sectionalizer is a device that automatically isolates faults on electrical systems and confines a power outage to a smaller section of the line. This will help DP&L reduce how many customers are impacted by an outage and restore service faster. The new switches will also give DP&L the ability to sectionalize the transmission system remotely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the new switches be located?

The new switches will be located on the Shelby-Amsterdam 138kV transmission line in Franklin Township, Shelby County, Ohio.

When will work take place?

Estimated Project Schedule

June 2019
  • File construction notice application with Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) 
September 2019
  • OPSB approval
  • Construction begins
November 2019
  • Project in service

Will electric service be interrupted?

During construction, customers should not notice interruption of their electric service. If an outage is required for a short period, the affected customer(s) will be notified before the outage to limit the inconvenience.

Where can I get more information?

Visit the Ohio Siting Board website to view the application and for more information. The Case Number for DP&L’s Shelby to Amsterdam 138kV Switch Project is 19-1142-EL-BNR.

To contact DP&L about the project or request an electronic copy or hard copy of the application, please leave a message at 937-331-4314 or email You will receive a response within 1-2 business days.