Eastern Fort WayneTransmission Line Rebuild Project


Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) plans to strengthen the electric transmission system in northeastern Indiana. The proposed improvements in Allen County involve rebuilding about 12 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) power lines. Plans call for rebuilding most of the transmission line in the existing right-of-way, some changes will be necessary to accommodate construction. These improvements increase reliability, reduce power outages and speed recovery when outages occur.

This project uses Breakthrough Overhead Line Design® (BOLD®) structures. Developed by AEP engineers, BOLD delivers a more efficient line design and has a smaller footprint than the existing lattice structures currently in use on this line.

Project Updates

Late Fall 2020: Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) announces the Eastern Fort Wayne BOLD Transmission Line Rebuild Project.

Map

Project Map (PDF)

Timeline

Project Timeline

Structures

Structure

This project will use Breakthrough Overhead Line Design (BOLD) structures. Developed by AEP engineers, BOLD delivers a more efficient line design and has a smaller footprint than the existing lattice structures.

  • Average Height= 102 ft
  • Arm Width= 52 ft
  • Base Width= 3 ft

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

Resources

Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

Indiana Michigan Power serves 575,000 customers in Indiana and Michigan.

www.IndianaMichiganPower.com

Scott Yarbrough

Project Outreach Specialist
260-466-7929
sayarbrough@aep.com

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