AEPCO considers several factors in detail prior to making decisions related to constructing and operating new transmission lines and substations. There are detailed engineering and environmental studies that are completed during the planning process. Throughout the planning process, AEPCO will also collect input from key agencies and the public (e.g., landowners, residents, business owners, etc.) prior to selecting final locations for the proposed facilities. The information provided below will help the community understand the important data that will be evaluated during the planning process.