West Virginia Transmission Projects

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

State Contact

George Porter
Project Outreach Specialist
540-759-5609   |    gaporter@aep.com


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Current Projects

Becco - Kopperston Transmission Line Project

Appalachian Power and its affiliate, West Virginia Transmission Co., plan to improve the power grid in southern West Virginia by investing $60 million in the transmission system in Boone, Logan and Wyoming counties. The Becco - Kopperston Transmission Line Project will reduce stress on the system.

Blair - Danville Transmission Improvements Project

Construction is currently underway and is expected to be complete the fall of 2020.

Boone County Area Improvements Project

Appalachian Power plans to increase reliability to customers in central West Virginia by investing $100 million in its transmission system. The Boone County Area Improvements Project is a two-phase project that features major upgrades in Boone and Kanawha counties. Both phases are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

Bradley - Scarbro Transmission Line Project

Appalachian Power and its affiliate, AEP West Virginia Transmission Co. Inc., plan to upgrade the electric transmission grid in Fayette and Raleigh counties. The Bradley – Scarbro Transmission Line Project will provide customers with a more robust electric system.

Brues - Glendale Heights Transmission Line Project

Electric customers in northern West Virginia can expect better service reliability as a result of upcoming power grid upgrades. Plans are under way to update about 6 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line in Ohio and Marshall counties to modernize the equipment and reduce the likelihood of power outages.

Carbondale Area Improvements Project

Appalachian Power plans to upgrade the transmission system in Fayette and Kanawha counties by replacing aging infrastructure. The work will provide a stronger and more reliable power grid while reducing the likelihood of extended outages to customers.

Cabin Creek - Clendenin Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Appalachian Power and its affiliate, AEP West Virginia Transmission Company, Inc., plan to strengthen the transmission grid in Kanawha County by upgrading the electrical system.

Charleston Area Improvements Project

Appalachian Power plans to increase the electric reliability in Charleston by making substantial upgrades to its transmission grid. The upgrades will provide the area with a modern network capable of handling growth and development.

Crab Orchard Area Improvements

Appalachian Power and its affiliate, AEP West Virginia Transmission Company Inc., plan to increase electric reliability by making upgrades to the power grid in southern West Virginia. The Crab Orchard Area Improvements project will provide customers with a more robust electric system.

Huntington Area Improvements Project

Appalachian Power, along with its affiliate West Virginia Transmission Co., plan to strengthen the transmission grid in Huntington by upgrading the electrical system. Work is expected to start in early 2018 and be complete by the fall.

Leon - Ripley Transmission Rebuild Project

Appalachian Power is planning to invest approximately $32 million in upgrading the electric transmission grid in Jackson and Mason counties in West Virginia. Work will take place in both counties and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Lincoln - Logan Power Improvements

Appalachian Power and its affiliate, West Virginia Transmission Co., plan to increase electric reliability to customers in Southern West Virginia by investing $90 million in its transmission system. The Lincoln - Logan Power Improvements will reduce the likelihood of extended outages by providing the region with a secondary power source.

Meadow Bridge Transmission Line Upgrade

Appalachian Power plans to strengthen the power grid in Fayette and Greenbrier counties by investing in the transmission system. The Meadow Bridge Transmission Line Upgrade project will increase electric reliability by replacing aging infrastructure.

Moundsville Area Transmission Rebuild Project

American Electric Power and its affiliate, West Virginia Transmission Co., plan to strengthen the electric transmission grid in Moundsville and surrounding areas by making upgrades to its existing infrastructure. Construction is expected to start spring 2018 and be completed by mid-2019.

Pax Branch Transmission Line Upgrade

Appalachian Power and its affiliate, AEP West Virginia Transmission Company, Inc., plan to strengthen the transmission grid in Fayette County by upgrading the electrical system. Work is expected to start this summer and be completed by the middle of 2019.

Pineville Area Power Improvements

Appalachian Power plans to strengthen the electric system in Wyoming County by investing in the transmission system. The Pineville Area Power Improvements will replace aging infrastructure with modern technology and will reduce the length and frequency of outages.

Ravenswood Area Improvements Project

Appalachian Power plans to rebuild approximately 30 miles of transmission line to increase electric reliability for customers in Jackson and Mason counties. Estimated budget for the project is $60 million.

Walton Substation

Appalachian Power is planning to increase local reliability in Roane County by building a substation in the community of Walton. The Walton Substation is just one of three substations that will be built as part of the Clendenin - Walton Area Improvements Project.



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State Operating Companies

Appalachian Power - Appalachian Power serves 929,000 customers in West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee. http://www.AppalachianPower.com