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Alexandria Area Improvements

The Alexandria Area Improvements are necessary to upgrade the local electric transmission system in north central Indiana. The approximately $90 million project provides additional capacity and reliability needed for economic development to thrive in the area. The improvements enhance Indiana Michigan Power’s (I&M) ability to continue to provide reliable, affordable energy to customers.

Project components include:

  • Constructing approximately 10 miles of new 69-kV transmission line
  • Constructing approximately 15 miles of new 138-kV transmission line
  • Upgrading approximately 6 miles of existing 34.5-kV transmission line to 138-kV
  • Upgrading approximately 4 miles of existing 34.5kV transmission line to 69-kV
  • Retiring approximately 30 miles of 34.5-kV transmission line
  • Building two new substations (Aladdin and Makahoy)
  • Retiring two existing substations (Alexandria and Mullin)

Project Updates

Spring 2017:  The Alexandria Area Improvements Project is currently on schedule, which can be viewed below under Timeline. Details around project route can be viewed on the interactive map above.

Project Releases

Fact Sheet

Structures


Proposed Structures

I&M will construct steel monopole structures averaging 70 to 95-feet high. Structures will be located in the center of a right-of-way width that may vary between 60 to 100-feet wide.

Structure height and right-of-way widths will vary throughout the project, depending on voltage and location of the structures.

I&M is committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of residential and business customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

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

Timeline

Select a segment below to view timeline details:

Aladdin – Jones Creek (138 kV)

  • Spring 2016 – Fall 2016: Right-of-Way Negotiations
  • Summer 2016: Pre-Construction Activities Begin
  • Fall 2016 – Summer 2017: Transmission Line Construction

Strawton – Aladdin (138 kV)

  • Summer 2016 – Early 2017: Right-of-Way Negotiations
  • Late 2016: Pre-Construction Activities Begin
  • Early 2017 – Fall 2017: Transmission Line Construction

Strawton – South Summitville (69 kV)

  • Fall 2016 – Summer 2017: Right-of-Way Negotiations
  • Spring 2017: Pre-Construction Activities Begin
  • Summer 2017 – Late 2017: Transmission Line Construction

Ohio Oil – Elwood (69 kV)

  • Early 2017 – Summer 2017: Right-of-Way Negotiations
  • Fall 2017: Pre-Construction Activities Begin
  • Late 2017 – Early 2018: Transmission Line Construction

Strawton – Ohio Oil (69 kV)

  • Fall 2016 – Summer 2017: Right-of-Way Negotiations
  • Spring 2017: Pre-Construction Activities Begin
  • Summer 2017 – Late 2017: Transmission Line Construction

* 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.