Wythe Area Improvements

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Appalachian Power plans to construct approximately 15-20 miles of double- circuit 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to protect the electric service to customers in Wythe, Carroll, Grayson and Smyth counties. The project was announced in May 2012. Following extensive public comment, the company identified a preferred proposed route and a viable alternative proposed route for the project. In November 2012 the company filed a request with the Virginia State Corporation Commission to construct the project. The application initiates the state-level review of the request (see Siting Process).

The line will connect the company’s Jacksons Ferry, Progress Park and Wythe substations and will be constructed using a combination of lattice and single pole structures. The total project, including substation upgrades, is estimated to cost about $100 million


Application to the State Corporation Commission (SCC) – November 15, 2012

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Proposed Preferred and Viable Alternative Routes

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