The natural landscapes will:

  • reduce noise and emissions caused by mowing.
  • provide an aesthetic, natural buffer between DP&L's equipment and adjacent properties.
  • restore what had been prairie in the northeastern part of our service area prior to the settlement of Ohio.

DP&L has many locations throughout the Miami Valley where it will be planting prairie grass. The company plans to plant grass on some of its properties during a multiple-year project throughout West Central Ohio. Properties where prairie grass will be planted include transmission right-of-way or unoccupied/idle properties but do not include land on or adjacent to substation properties.