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Powering Up West: Roanoke to Robison Park
(Greater Fort Wayne Reliability)

Powering Up Shreveport – Bossier City
Indiana Michigan Power Company (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 West: Roanoke to Robison Park.

Powering Up West: Roanoke to Robison Park (Greater Fort Wayne Reliability) improvements are centered on the existing Sorenson Substation, located approximately 11 miles southwest of Fort Wayne and about 1.5 miles northeast of Roanoke. Improvements extend both north of the substation along an existing transmission line corridor to the Robison Park Substation, and south. Project details include expanding the existing Sorenson substation, rebuilding the existing 138 kV transmission line that connects I&M's Sorenson and Robison Park substations as a 138/345 kV transmission line, and constructing two new 765 kV lines between the Sorenson substation and an existing 765 kV line located 7 miles to the south.

Project Updates

Winter 2015 Update: Construction at Sorenson substation began in September 2014 and is estimated to be completed by the end of December 2016. Foundation installation for the 138 kV line between the Sorenson and Robison Park substations began in March 2014. Structure assembly began in October 2014 with an estimated structure and line completion date of Fall 2016. In November 2014, foundation installation of the new 765 kV line between the Sorenson substation and an existing 765 kV line commenced and structure assembly began. The new 765 kV line is expected to be in-service by the end of December 2016.

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