Apple Grove - LakinTransmission Line Rebuild Project

Appalachian Power representatives announced plans in April 2023 to rebuild approximately 28 miles of the 138-kilovolt (kV) electric transmission system and upgrade equipment inside the Apple Grove, Beale and Point Pleasant substations in Mason County, West Virginia. The upgrades involve replacing wooden poles with steel structures and upgrading aging equipment inside three existing substations to strengthen the transmission grid. Company representatives expect construction to begin in January 2025 and conclude in December 2026.

Project Updates

02/29/24: The project schedule has changed. Construction is expected to begin in January 2025 and conclude in December 2026.

10/13/23: The project team has determined the proposed power line route after reviewing future and existing land use, environmental impacts and input gathered from a virtual community open house and landowner discussions. The interactive map above shows the proposed transmission line route that crews plan to build. Impacted property owners can expect to hear about next steps from the right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power.

8/24/23: The project team is still working to determine a proposed line route. The majority of the line route will stay on existing centerline. Our right-of-way team continues to conduct field studies and work with landowners to review possible route adjustments to minimize impacts.

Appalachian Power representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by June 1, 2023. To provide comments on how this project affects your property or to provide special conditions related to your property, please contact us at 859-795-2003 and

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The project involves rebuilding the transmission line using a combination of steel H-frame poles, single pole and three-pole structures.

Structure Height: Approximately 60-80 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

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


Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

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

Melissa Mann

Project Outreach Consultant Representing Appalachian Power

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