Independence Area Project

Appalachian Power representatives plan to upgrade the power grid in southwest Virginia by making improvements to the transmission infrastructure. The Independence Area Project provides the area with a new substation and a new electrical source to provide continued reliable electric service. Company representatives are completing environmental studies and working with impacted landowners. Construction is expected to begin summer 2024.

Substation Upgrades

Transmission Upgrades

Cortney Mustard

Project Outreach Specialist, Sr.

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