Saxton-Shade Gap 115-kV Transmission Line Tap to Texas Eastern Project

FirstEnergy has a duty to serve customer interconnect requests within its operating territory. As part of ongoing efforts to modernize and reduce emissions, Texas Eastern Transmission Group (“Texas Eastern”) has requested electric service to convert an existing natural gas compressor station (“Entriken Site”) to electric in Todd Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

To accommodate this request for electric service, Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission LLC (“MAIT”), a FirstEnergy company, is evaluating alternative routes for a new transmission line through portions of Carbon and Todd Townships in, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania to the existing Entriken Site.

The Project has been presented to PJM, the regional transmission system operator.  More information about the project can be found at

Public Engagement:

The initial virtual public engagement period was held from May 1 through May 31, 2023, where comments were collected on the Project. After that outreach, a Preferred Route was selected. Based on the number of comments received after the close of the virtual public engagement period, MAIT has elected to organize an in-person, public information meeting to review different elements of the Project.

MAIT will host an in-person public information meeting located at the Robertsdale Wood Broadtop (“RW&BT”) Volunteer Fire Company on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. EST. 

Robertsdale Wood Broadtop (“RW&BT”) Volunteer Fire Company
13 North Main Street
Robertsdale, PA 16674

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Public comments will be considered as part of MAIT’s further evaluation of routing alternatives that will be presented in an application to filed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for approval.  If you have comments or questions please feel free to view the information available on the website and reach out to leave a message for the project team at 1-888-311-4737 or send an email to Written comments or questions about the Project will also be accepted and can be addressed to: Attention Saxton-Shade Gap 115-kV Transmission Line Tap to Texas Eastern Project Team, 76 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44308.