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. Preliminary studies include review of alternatives for about 5 miles of 138-kilovolt transmission line and a new substation to bring a robust power source to the industrial park. The Berry Hill Energy Connection Project supports business development at the 3500-acre park. Construction will start when the park secures a tenant.

    Project Updates

    6/3/19 - The company now seeks approval from the Pittsylvania County Planning Commission, which plans to hold a public hearing next month. The hearing takes place Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m., at the Edwin R. Shields Courthouse Addition, located at 11 Bank Street in Chatham. The public hearing provides you with an opportunity to comment on the project.

    5/1/19 - Appalachian Power announced a proposed route for the new transmission line in early May. The company plans to seek approval from the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors later this spring.

    Project Releases


    Fact Sheet



    Appalachian Power will use galvanized steel monopole structures when construction begins.

    Appalachian Power is committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of homes and businesses while protecting the environment and the natural beauty of the region.

    Structure Height: Approximately 100 feet
    Right-of-way Width: Approximately 100 feet

    *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.