Western Fort WayneArea Improvements Project

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) plans to strengthen the electric transmission system in north-east Indiana. The proposed improvements in Allen and Whitley counties involve building about 14 miles of new power line, rebuilding about 11 miles of power lines, upgrading several local substations and building a new substation. These improvements increase reliability, reduce power outages and speed recovery of service when outages occur.

Project Updates

Summer 2020: I&M Announces the proposed line routes for the Western Fort Wayne Area Improvements Project.

Feb. 2020: I&M Announces the Western Fort Wayne Area Improvements Project. Public Open Houses will be held in March to gather input from local residents. Representatives from I&M will be available to discuss specific aspects of the project and to answer questions residents may have. Feedback from the community at these events helps determine the final proposed line route.

Project Releases

News Release - February 21, 2020 (PDF)


Project Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



Steel monopoles structures averaging 75-feet in height. Structures will be placed within a 60-foot right-of-way.

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


Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

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

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