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Powering Up South: Southern Fort Wayne – Decatur Area

Powering Up Shreveport – Bossier City
The employees of Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M) are 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 South: Decatur Area.

Powering Up South: Southern Fort Wayne - Decatur Area is an $80 million investment focusing on improvements in Allen and Adams counties between New Haven, east of Fort Wayne, and Decatur. Providing additional capacity and simplifying the overall system locally is vital not only to current customers, but also to support the development of the region's economy.Upgrading the aging electric backbone of the area is essential in ensuring safe, reliable power is delivered for homes and businesses.

Project details include upgrading approximately 17 miles of an existing 34.5 kV transmission line with old structures to a more efficient and reliable 69 kV transmission line with new structures. About 3-miles of new 69 kV transmission line will also be constructed along County Road 1100 N, tapping into structures south of Hoagland and connecting structures in Decatur. Equipment upgrades will also be completed at the Lincoln and Tillman substations. Two new substations will be constructed - Yost Bridge and Muldoon Mill - while the Poe substation will be retired.


* 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.