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Mount Heron - Coal CreekTransmission Line Rebuild Project

Appalachian Power representatives plan upgrades to the transmission system in Buchanan and Tazewell counties. The Mount Heron-Coal Creek Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding about 10 miles of electric transmission line, retiring two substations and building a substation. Construction begins in early 2023 and concludes the end of 2023.

Project Updates

November 17, 2021: The project team has determined a proposed power line route. The interactive map above shows the existing transmission line that crews plan to rebuild in or near the existing right-of-way. Note that the proposed line route as shown is subject to change during final engineering and after additional studies including, but not limited to, ground surveys, geotechnical and environmental studies, and additional interviews with landowners are completed. Directly impacted landowners can expect to hear about next steps from O.R. Colan, the right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power.

September 23, 2021: Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by Friday, October 22. To provide comments on how this project affects your property or to provide special conditions related to your property, please use the comment form below or call 833-313-3743.

Project Releases

News Release - September 23, 2021 (PDF)


Project Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



Crews plan to rebuild the line using steel H-frame structures.

At Appalachian Power, we are committed to meeting the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary

Project Maps

Please note that these maps are preliminary and do not reflect any final power line route decisions.


Step 1: Below is an Overview Map that displays the entire project area. Please use the Overview Map to find the general location of your property.


Step 2: Each outlined area on the Overview Map represents a single, numbered Map Page that shows that section in greater detail. Visit the appropriate Map Page below for your area.


Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

Appalachian Power serves approximately 1 million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.

Nicole Hodges

Project Outreach Specialist

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