Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project

Appalachian Power plans to upgrade the power grid in Virginia by making improvements to the transmission infrastructure. The Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Program provides a new electrical source to the region, increases reliability to customers and supports the retirement of aging infrastructure. Work for the project is expected to happen in phases over the next several years in Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell and Nelson counties.

Company officials plan to submit an application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) in January 2021 requesting approval for three phases of the project: Joshua Falls – Gladstone, Amherst – Reusens and Shipman – Schuyler. Appalachian Power representatives prepared the application by reviewing future land use, environmental impacts and input that property owners provided during several in-person and virtual community open houses in 2019 and 2020

Phases of the project pending approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission:

Amherst - Reusens

Joshua Falls - Gladstone

Shipman - Schuyler/Soapstone - James River


Project Releases


Virginia State Corporation Commission Approval Process

Application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission

Appalachian Power representatives submitted the application on January 26, 2021. Once the case is accepted for review you can follow the case and contact the Virginia State Corporation Commission on their website: www.scc.virginia.gov/pages/Case-Information


Phase of the project to be submitted to Albemarle County for approval:

Esmont - Scottsville

* 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.