Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is enhancing the power grid in northern Indiana. Gravel Pit Substation and Transmission Line Upgrades is essential to improve reliability for the region.
The improvements include upgrading the Gravel Pit Substation from 34.5 kilovolts (kV) to 138 kV. In addition to the substation work, approximately 6-miles of two new 138 kV transmission lines are being constructed to reconfigure how the substation is tied into the electric grid.
The Gravel Pit Substation is one of the worst performing substations in I&M territory. The approximately $20 million investment is essential to reduce power outages in the region and speed recovery of service when outages occur. Constructing two new lines and converting to a looped service improves reliability by ensuring if an outage occurs on one line, the other line can still provide power to the substation.
Spring 2017: I&M announced the final line route for the Gravel Pit Substation and Transmission Line Upgrades. The announcement follows an open house held in January, which provided information about the project and provided property owners with the opportunity to ask questions and provide input. Details around the final line route can be viewed on the interactive map above.
I&M will construct steel monopole structures ranging between 90 and 110-feet in height. The structures will be placed in the center of a 100-foot wide right-of-way corridor.
I&M is 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 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.