Hartford City - Montpelier Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is upgrading a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that connects the Hartford City Substation to the Montpelier Substation in east central Indiana. The improvements in Blackford County are essential to ensure continued reliable electricity is available for local customers. The existing transmission infrastructure has reached an age where it is in need of replacement.

    Rebuilding approximately 9 miles of 69-kV transmission line decreases potential outages and speeds recovery of service when outages occur.

    Project Updates

    Early 2019: Construction began on the Hartford City-Montpelier Transmission Line Rebuild Project in Fall 2018. Construction is expected to be completed by Spring 2019.

    Fall 2017: Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) encourages you to visit the virtual open house for more information regarding this project. If you have questions or concerns, please visit the “Contact Us” page to email the project team.

    Fact Sheet



    I&M will replace aging wood poles with steel monopole structures averaging 75-feet in height. Structures will be placed in a 60-foot right-of-way corridor.

    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.