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Powering Up North: Robison Park to Auburn

Powering Up Shreveport – Bossier City
Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is committed to providing the electricity that customers need. To that end, the company is upgrading the aging electric backbone of the region with a $500 million reliability transmission program called “Powering Up Northeast Indiana.” One of the program’s five major electric transmission improvement projects is Powering Up North: Robison Park to Auburn.

Powering Up North: Robison Park to Auburn improvements address potential reliability concerns, rehabilitate an aging system and provide reliable power to customers in DeKalb, Noble and Allen counties. Major components of the $80 million investment include: rebuilding a 138 kV transmission line from Robison Park to Auburn, constructing a new Butler Center and Dunton Lake substation, installing 7 miles of new 69 kV line, retiring the Cedar and Garrett substations, and upgrading the existing Auburn substation. 

Project Updates

Spring 2016 Update: Many areas of the project have been completed including the Clipper Loop, as well as the Auburn, Clipper and Dunton Lake substations. The Robison Park Substation was 90% completed in December, with final completion this fall. The Robison Park to Auburn line was partially energized in February and is expected to be fully energized this summer. Access roads, removal of old lines and restoration will continue into the fall. The Cedar and Garrett substations are in the process of being retired, which is expected to be completed this summer.

*Timeline is approximate. Updates will be provided, as available

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Existing Structures

H-frame structures currently exist in the right of way in and around the region.

Proposed Structures

New, improved steel monopole structures will replace H-frame structures.

* 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.