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American Electric Power BOLD

AEP’s BOLD Response to New Industry Challenges

An elegant breakthrough overhead line design (BOLD) packs more power in a new low-profile, compact configuration.

The transmission grid has experienced ongoing and dramatic changes as a result of open access, regional markets and changes in the nature and location of generation sources. Widespread outages caused by natural events and the threat of physical attacks have driven the need for greater resiliency. At the same time, the public resists construction of new lines because of aesthetics and other reasons, especially higher-voltage lines that more efficiently deliver bulk power over long distance

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