Virginia Transmission Projects

Virginia

State Contact

George Porter
Project Outreach Specialist
540-759-5609   |    gaporter@aep.com


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Approved Projects

Berry Hill Energy Connection Project

Appalachian Power and the Pittsylvania – Danville Regional Industrial Facility Authority are working on potential solutions to bring power to the Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill.

Bland Area Improvements Project

Appalachian Power is planning to address potential thermal and voltage violations by upgrading the transmission grid in southwest Virginia. The Bland Area Improvements Project will also help provide continued reliable service to customers in the region.

Botetourt Substation

Appalachian Power is planning to increase electrical reliability in Botetourt County by building new facilities. Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2019 and last about a year.

Glendale Area Improvements

Appalachian Power plans to increase electric reliability to customers by making upgrades to the transmission system in southwest Virginia. Construction is expected to start early in 2020 and be complete by the summer of 2021.

South Abingdon Extension

The South Abingdon Extension project is phase one of the Abingdon and Washington County Area Improvements project. Construction for this portion of the project is expected to start fall 2017. Once complete, the work will increase local electric reliability to customers. Estimated budget for this phase is $30 million.



Additional Projects

Abingdon & Washington County Area Improvements

Announced in September 2015, the Abingdon and Washington County Area Improvements project will proceed in two phases: the South Abingdon Extension and the Washington County Improvements. Estimated budget for the overall project is $60 million.

Commonwealth Crossing Transmission Line Project

Appalachian Power is planning on building about 5 miles of new transmission line to help increase economic development potential in southern Virginia. The new transmission line will connect to Henry County’s Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre.

Dearington - Rivermont Transmission Project

Appalachian Power plans to increase electric reliability to customers by making upgrades to the transmission system in Lynchburg. The project is a $20 million investment in the power grid.

Haysi Transmission Line Rebuild

Appalachian Power plans to strengthen the transmission grid in Dickenson County by rebuilding 7 miles of transmission line. Estimated budget for the project is $15 million.

West Carroll Substation

Appalachian Power is planning to improve electric reliability to customers in Carroll County by making upgrades to the local power grid. Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2019 and be complete by the end of the year.

Wildwood Commerce Transmission Project

Appalachian Power plans to increase economic development in southwestern Virginia by building a new transmission line to the Wildwood Commerce Business Park.



Resources

State Approval Process

In Appalachian Power's Virginia Service Territory, power lines 138 kV and above are reviewed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Click the link below to view a flow chart of the approval process.

State Approval Process

State Operating Companies

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