*The proposed study segments are alternatives to review to determine a final line route between Henderson and Kendallville substations, and a final line route between Henderson and Bixler substations. Not all study segments are constructed. Rather, the company selects the final line routes based on public input and feasibility.

    Kendallville Area Improvements Project

    Indiana Michigan Power representatives plan power grid improvements for customers in northeastern Indiana.

    The Kendallville Area Improvements Project involves:

    • Building Henderson Substation located at the intersection of West North Street and Goodwin Place
    • Upgrading Kendallville Substation located at the intersection of South Orchard Street and West Lisle Street
    • Upgrading equipment at Bixler Substation located off Production Road
    • Building approximately 2 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the Kendallville Substation and the proposed Henderson Substation
    • Building approximately 3 miles of 138-kV transmission line between the proposed Henderson Substation and Bixler Substation

    The project improves electric service reliability for customers by providing an additional power source in the area and upgrading electrical equipment that dates back to the 1960s. These upgrades reduce frequent equipment maintenance and the number of temporary power outages when equipment maintenance is required.

    We are requesting feedback on possible route options for the power lines. Your feedback is important to us and helps our team determine a power line route that minimizes impacts to the community and environment.

    Company officials expect construction to begin early 2023 and conclude fall 2023.

    Project Updates

    June 2021: We invite you to join us for a virtual open house to learn more about the project and share your input, particularly on possible route options for the new power lines. Provide comments through a "Contact Us" link. Please share your input by Monday, July 12.

    Fact Sheet



    The project involves installing steel poles.

    Typical Pole Height: Approximately 85 feet*
    Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

    *Exact structure, height and right-of-way requirements 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.