Benton Harbor - Fair Plain Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    Indiana Michigan Power representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in the cities of Benton Harbor and Fair Plain in southwestern Michigan. The project involves:

    • Updating approximately 7 miles of 34.5 kV transmission line to 69 kV standards

    The project increases electric reliability in the area by updating the local transmission infrastructure to modern standards. Company representatives plan to rebuild some sections of the power line in the existing right-of-way, which could require updating or supplementing current easements. Other sections of the project include re-routes that require new easements.

    Project Updates

    • Project Announcement and Virtual Open House Invite: February 2021
    • Final Line Route Announcement: July 2021

    Fact Sheet




    The project involves installing steel poles.

    • Structure Height: Approximately 75 feet*
    • Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60 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.