Victor SubstationTransmission Line Project

Appalachian Power representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission grid in Fayette County.

The Victor Substation Transmission Line Project involves building approximately 3 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, building a new substation and retiring two substations.

Project Updates

August 25, 2023: The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has authorized Appalachian Power to proceed with its plans to construct the Victor Substation Project. The substation will be located along Route 60/Midland Trail at Option 1 (the Garage site). More information on next steps for the project will be mailed to landowners in the coming weeks.

July 7, 2023: Landowners can expect to receive more information about project next steps and a construction schedule following the Public Service Commission of West Virginia's decision.

June 7, 2023: Landowners and community residents are invited to an in-person informational open house to speak with project team members to learn more. There is no formal presentation, landowners can attend at any time at a location most convenient to them. The project team plans to share the same information at each event.

Tuesday, June 27 from 5 -8 p.m. - Midland Trail Community Center Gymnasium, 118 Church Street Ansted, WV 25812

Wednesday, June 28 from 5 - 8 p.m. - Midland Trail High School Gymnasium, 26719 Midland Trail Hico, WV 25854

March 7, 2023: The Public Service Commission of West Virginia is hosting a public comment hearing for this project on March 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Hawks Nest State Park, Lodge Conference Room, located at 49 Hawks Nest Park Road in Ansted. Representatives from the project team plan to attend to address questions and receive input on the two substation site options.

November 22, 2022: We understand there has been some local communications in the project area about a public meeting on Dec. 5 with AEP to discuss this project in the town of Ansted. Due to ongoing efforts to provide additional information to the PSC, at their request, the project team does NOT plan to attend at any public meeting, at this time.

Appalachian Power representatives attended a public hearing with the Public Service Commission (PSC) on October 24 to discuss this project. The project team is currently working with affected landowners to gather additional information, at the request of the PSC, on the proposed project. The team plans to provide this additional information to the PSC in December. We're committed to working with landowners and community members to minimize impacts and address concerns. If you have any questions please call us at 833-313-3734 or submit a comment by email through the comment form at the bottom of this project website and we will reach back out to you.

January 5, 2022: The project team has determined a proposed power line route. The interactive map above shows the transmission line that crews plan to build. Directly impacted landowners can expect to hear about next steps from the right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power.

June 18, 2021: Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by Friday, July 16. To provide comments on how this project affects your property or to provide special conditions related to your property, please use the comment from below or call 833-313-3743.

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Crews plan to build the transmission line using a combination of single and double steel poles.

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

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

* Exact structure, height and right-of-way 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.


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