The Pure Salmon Transmission Improvements Project involves building approximately 2 miles of electric transmission line and a new substation.
Construction begins early 2023 and concludes by the end of 2024.
7/26/2022: The project team selected a proposed power line route. The decision was made after reviewing land use, environmental impact and community input provided during an in-person open house. Landowners along the proposed line route can expect to hear from Appalachian Power’s right-of-way representative on the project.
05/19/22: Appalachian Power representatives invite community members and residents in the project area to learn more and provide input by attending an in-person open house next month. There is no formal presentation and landowners may come and go at any time during the two-hour event:
Tuesday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. at Appalachian Arts & Event Center 112 River Road in Cedar Bluff
Landowners are encouraged to submit their feedback about the project by Friday, June 17. Comments on how this project affects your property or provide special conditions related to your property, you may use the comment form below or call 833-313-3743.
Crews plan to build the power line using double circuit, steel single poles.
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 requirements may vary.
Substations serve as electrical intersections converting the power to voltage levels for use in homes, businesses and industrial facilities.
*Substation shown is a general depiction of the proposed facilities for the project. It does not represent final design.
Appalachian Power serves approximately 1 million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.
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