Auburn – Avilla Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is upgrading the Auburn – Avilla Transmission Line in DeKalb and Noble counties in northern Indiana. The project rebuilds and replaces aging infrastructure to provide a reliable flow of electricity to local customers. The plan is to update about 7 miles of single-circuit 69-kilovolt (kV) and double-circuit 69-kV/138 kV transmission line to reduce the chance of power outages and lessen the time needed to restore service should an outage occur.

    Project Updates

    Fall 2017: The Auburn – Avilla Transmission Line Rebuild Project was announced. Please visit the various tabs for more information regarding the project, or click on the Contact Us button to provide your comments or ask questions.

    Fact Sheet



    Aging wood poles will be replaced with steel monopole structures. Single-circuit 69-kV structures will range approximately 70 to 90 feet in height. Double-circuit 69-kV/138 kV structures will range approximately 100 to 115 feet in height. The right-of-way will range from 60 to 100 feet.

    I&M is committed to meeting the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

    *Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.