Hamilton - Butler Area Improvements

    The Hamilton-Butler Area Improvements Project involves:

    • Building about 8 miles of new power line traveling east from Hamilton to County Road (CR) 77 south to CR 16 and west to CR 75 and then following the railroad tracks into Butler
    • Rebuilding about 8 miles of line in the company’s existing right-of-way located just east of CR 61 between Butler and Hamilton
    • Rebuilding the Butler Substation located near the intersection of S. Federal Avenue and Walnut Street in Butler

    These improvements increase reliability, lessen power outages and speed recovery of service when outages occur. Company representatives determined the proposed route for the new 8-mile power line after gathering and reviewing input from community members during a feasibility study announced last fall to assess possible upgrades to the local power grid. As part of that feasibility study, company representatives hosted a public open house in September 2019 for landowners in the area.

    Project Updates

    September 2019: Feasibility study announced and public open house held for new build section

    April 2020: Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) announces an approximate $51 million investment to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in northeastern DeKalb County.

    Fact Sheet



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