Western Marion Area Improvements

    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) plans to strengthen the electric transmission system in northeastern Indiana. The proposed improvements in Grant County involve rebuilding about 5 miles of power line and improvements to several local substations. The project involves rebuilding some sections of line in the company’s current right-of-way. Other sections of the project include re-routes and require new easements. These improvements increase reliability, reduce power outages and speed recovery of service when outages occur.

    I&M representatives gathered input from community members and landowners in the project area during an Open House in December 2019. This information was used to determine a final proposed line route.

    Project Updates

    Late Fall 2019 - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) announces the Western Area Improvements Project.

    December 2019 - A public Open House was held to gather input from local residents.

    Summer 2020 - I&M representatives announce the final proposed line route for the project.

    Fact Sheet




    I&M plans on using steel monopole structures averaging 75-feet in height. Structures will be placed within a 60-foot right-of-way.

    Portions of the line will be built in or adjacent to the existing right-of-way, other areas will require construction in new areas and with new easements.

    *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.