Appalachian Power representatives plan to upgrade the local electric transmission grid in central Virginia. The Reusens - New London Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading approximately 12 miles of electric transmission line and upgrading a substation in the city of Lynchburg and Bedford County. Company representatives expect construction to begin in summer 2022 and conclude by the end of 2023.
12/14/23: The project is now in service. Crews plan to complete post-construction restoration activities throughout 2024.
12/30/22: Construction activities are currently ongoing. For more information about the construction activities and timeline, view the project Construction FAQ.
02/22/22: The company received approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to move forward with this project. The right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power plans to reach out to landowners to discuss next steps.
04/30/21: Appalachian Power representatives have submitted an application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission. 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. To view the application, see below "Application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission."
03/25/2021: Company representatives have determined a proposed power line route to rebuild the line and plan to submit an application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) in April seeking approval for the upgrades. The project team plans to rebuild most of the line within our existing right-of-way, although right-of-way agents may need to supplement existing easements in some areas.
02/16/2021: The project team is reviewing feedback to determine a proposed line route that minimizes impact to the community and environment. Appalachian Power representatives plan to submit an application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) in the coming months seeking approval for the upgrades. If the SCC accepts Appalachian Power’s application, property owners located along the proposed line route can expect another mailing explaining how to participate in the project approval process.
10/09/2020: Appalachian Power representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by November 20th. 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.
Appalachian Power representatives submitted the application on April 30, 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
Project Map (PDF)
Crews plan to rebuild the line in Bedford County using single-circuit steel poles. In Lynchburg, crews plan to use double-circuit steel poles.
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*
* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary
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.