Trap Hill Area Transmission Line Project

    Appalachian Power representatives plan to increase electric reliability by making upgrades to the power grid serving customers in Raleigh and Wyoming counties.

    The Trap Hill Area Transmission Line Project involves building approximately 6 miles of electric transmission line and a new electrical station. The project replaces outdated equipment inside three stations to strengthen the transmission grid.

    Project Updates

    04/23/21 - The project team has determined a proposed line route after reviewing input from landowners and community members. Landowners along the line route can expect to hear from a representative of Emerald Energy, the right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power in the coming months. To view the proposed line route, click on the "Map" tab below.

    01/28/21 - Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by Friday, February 26. To provide comments on how this project affects your property or to provide special conditions related to your property, please visit the "Contact Us" page above or call 833-313-3743.

    Project Releases

    Fact Sheet




    Crews plan to build the transmission line primarily using steel H-frame poles and towers. Proposed structures vary depending on the location.

    At Appalachian Power, we are committed to meeting the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

    • Structure Height: Approximately 70-100 feet*
    • Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

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

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.