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Ohio Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (OH)

The steps of the Ohio bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.

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Bulk Transmission Development in Ohio

The Ohio electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Ohio, ReliabilityFirst is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. PJM Interconnection (PJM) is the primary balancing authority operating and managing the transmission system in Ohio.

There are a number of investor-owned, independent, public and cooperative transmission providers in the state, including:

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