New AEP West Virginia Projects

AEP recently awarded two projects in West Virginia to ORC U&I.  The first is the Washington Street – Brooks Street 46kv project through downtown Charleston, West Virginia. The new transmission line will connect the Washington Street Substation to the Brooks Street Substation. The second is the Leon – Ripley project that starts at the Leon Substation and ends at the Ripley Substation. AEP will be upgrading the transmission line from 69kv to 138kv in Ripley, WV.  For more information on the two projects visit,

ORC U&I Division Lands Multiple Assignments from AEP

COLUMBUS, OH - In a demonstration of commitment to expanding its presence in the energy sector, O. R. Colan Associates (ORC) has hired a full-time Utility and Infrastructure (ORC U&I) Division Director and added several experienced agents to their Columbus, OH office.

ORC was recently awarded two task order projects by American Electric Power: The Barnesville – Summerfield 69kv Rebuild (16 miles) in Barnesville, OH and the Glencoe - Speidel 69kv Rebuild (13 miles) in Speidel, OH. Both projects entail upgrading current transmission lines from 69kv to 138kv to increase grid reliability, specifically for the expanding gas and oil shale industry in Southeast Ohio.

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ORC Names New Director of Utility Division

ORC Utility & Infrastructure Land Services, LLC
Richard McNally ORC Utility Director

CHARLOTTE, JUNE 20, 2014 - O.R. Colan (ORC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Richie McNally as Director of the Utility Division of O.R. Colan Associates, LLC - ORC Utility & Infrastructure Land Services, LLC.

Richie McNally brings a decade of experience in the Right of Way (ROW) industry from American Electric Power (AEP) and Team Fishel. Richie has completed successful major transmission projects across the U.S. including in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and West Virginia.

He will bring his expertise of Right of Way contract negotiations including the acquisition of land, land rights, licenses, leases and permits and of the utility industry in transmission and distribution to this new position.

Richie is a graduate of the College of Wooster, in Wooster Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology earning his way through college on scholarships and a Columbus Dispatch Scholarship. Richie and his wife Stephanie have two young children and live in the Columbus, Ohio area. His office is located at 4449 Easton Way, 2ndFloor, Columbus, OH 43219 and he can be reached at (614) 340-8233.

For additional information contact:
Stephen Toth, COO; (440) 827-6116 x 201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ORC Utility and Infrastructure Land Services, LLC is a wholly owned member company of O.R. Colan Associates, LLC headquartered in Charlotte, NC. O.R. Colan is a successful 45 year old, privately-owned national business recognized as a leader in the field of real estate Right-of-Way (ROW) acquisition and related services for public agencies. ORC specializes in projects implemented under the provisions of the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. ORC already provides ROW and land services to several large utility clients and believes with the significant changes in energy technology and often related investments in infrastructure, that there will be historic levels of investment and growth in this sector for years to come.

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