Layland - Mollys CreekTransmission Line Rebuild Project

Appalachian Power Company representatives plan power grid upgrades to improve electric reliability for customers in Fayette County.

The Layland-Mollys Creek Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding approximately 4 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line in new or existing right-of-way, building a half-mile of 138-kV electric transmission line and constructing the proposed Dun Glen Substation. Plans also allow crews to retire approximately 10 miles of 69-kV transmission line and the Claremont Substation.

Project Updates

March 2024: Company representatives have determined a proposed line route after reviewing input from landowners and community members, environmental impact and land use. The project involves building the transmission line largely in new right-of-way. Directly involved property owners can expect to hear about next steps in 2024 from the right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power.

September 26, 2023: Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by Tuesday, October 24. 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 833-236-7697.

Project Releases


Project Timeline



This project involves the use of steel single-poles, H-Frame and lattice steel structures.

Structure Height: Approximately 85-90 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

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



Substations serve as electrical intersections directing the flow of electricity and either decrease or increase voltage levels for transport. Substations transform 69-kV and 138-kV electricity into lower distribution level voltages such as 34.5-kV, 12-kV, or 7.2-kV.

*Image does not depict final substation design. Final engineering and construction details are not complete.

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.


Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

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

Micaela Harris

Project Outreach Specialist

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