AEP’s New Bold, Curvy Power Poles Come to New Albany

American Electric Power Company, Inc. has selected New Albany for its first newly designed power poles that will replace the traditional tall, wooden poles dotting the landscape with a design that offers aesthetic and performance advantages. The Breakthrough Overhead Line Design (BOLD) has been touted as a critical advancement in overhead lines that can achieve greater capacity and efficiencies by increasing usage of the right-of-way while reducing structure heights to address visual and environmental impacts.