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Indiana Transmission Line Projects

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Maggie Beggs
Project Outreach Specialist
260-466-7929   |    mrbeggs@aep.com


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Current Projects

Albion – Kendallville Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power is investing about $10 million to upgrade the transmission infrastructure in Noble County. Rebuilding approximately 10 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line between Albion and Kendallville is essential to ensure continued reliable power is available across the region. Enhancements ensure dependable electric service is available and reduces the possibility of outages.

Alexandria Area Improvements

The Alexandria Area Improvements are necessary to upgrade the local electric transmission system in Delaware, Madison and Tipton counties. Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) will upgrade existing facilities to provide a reliable flow of electricity to its customers. The approximately $90 million investment is critical to provide additional capacity for economic development to thrive in the area.

Auburn – Butler Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power is proactively upgrading approximately 5-miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 138kV, constructing approximately 4-miles of new 138kV transmission line and installing a switch pole for New Millennium. The improvements in DeKalb County in Indiana proactively replace an infrastructure that has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve reliability for customers across the region.

Aviation

Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M) plans to invest approximately $20 million in improvements to provide a reliable supply of electricity to the new BAE Systems’ facility and to improve the transmission system to better serve future growth in Waynedale and Fort Wayne International Airport area.

Bluffton – Van Buren Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power is rebuilding the 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that connects the Bluffton Substation – passing through the Liberty Center Substation – to the Van Buren Substation. The improvements in Grant, Huntington, and Wells counties in Indiana proactively replace an infrastructure that has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve reliability for customers across the region.

Butler – Hicksville Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power is upgrading approximately 10 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) line with a 138kV capable line. The improvements in northeast Indiana proactively replace an infrastructure that has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve the reliability for customers across the region. The approximately $15 million investment decreases the possibility of power outages and speeds up recovery when outages occur.

Central South Bend Reliability Project

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is investing approximately $20 million to improve the power grid in northern Indiana. Focusing improvements in South Bend, the project includes constructing two new substations and an approximately 2-mile underground transmission line near downtown South Bend. When construction is complete, the company will retire the aging Drewry and Colfax substations.

Chalmers – Reynolds Transmission Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power is rebuilding approximately 9 miles of 345 kilovolt transmission line and improving substations in White County. The approximately $26 million investment strengthens the grid, increases performance and enhances reliability. This project will feature the new lattice structures, BOLD (Breakthrough Overhead Line Design), to maximize performance while minimizing environmental impacts and overall system costs.

Deer Creek to South Summitville

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is investing $9 million- plus in improvements to the electric transmission system in Central Indiana. I&M is upgrading the existing 34.5 kV transmission line to a more efficient and reliable 69 kV line system in Grant and Madison Counties. The line connects the Deer Creek substation at I&M’s Service Center on the south side of Marion to a substation south of Summitville. These improvements strengthen the aging electric infrastructure of the area and ensure safe, reliable power for homes and businesses.

Gravel Pit Substation and Transmission Line Upgrades

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is enhancing the power grid in northern Indiana. The approximately $20 million Gravel Pit Substation and Transmission Line Upgrades is essential to improve reliability for the region.

Hartford City - Eaton Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power is rebuilding the 34.5-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that travels through Blackford and Delaware counties. The project includes replacing aging wire and wood poles with sturdier facilities to improve reliability and allow for economic development in the region.

Jackson Road - Marshall Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power is upgrading approximately 13 miles of 34.5 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 69kV. The improvements in St. Joseph and Marshall Counties in Indiana proactively replace an infrastructure that has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve reliability for customers across the region.

Melita Reliability Enhancement Project

Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M) plans to invest approximately $50 million in electrical improvements in downtown Fort Wayne. I&M will rebuild the Webster Substation, as well as improve the transmission and distribution lines that service the area. The plans include replacing a substation built in the 1920s with a modern substation to strengthen the reliability for homes and businesses, as well as accommodate future area growth.

New Carlisle - Bosserman Area Improvements Project

Indiana Michigan Power is building and upgrading approximately 16 miles of 34.5 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 138kV. The improvements in St. Joseph and LaPorte counties in Indiana upgrade the transmission infrastructure to provide a reliable flow of electricity to its customers. The approximately $55 million project updates an aging infrastructure to improve its condition and address performance issues.

New Carlisle - South Bend Transmission Line Rebuild

Indiana Michigan Power is upgrading less than 10-miles of 34.5-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 69 kV. The improvements in St. Joseph County, Indiana proactively replace an infrastructure that has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve reliability for customers across the region.

Oliver Plow

Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M) plans to invest approximately $8 million in electrical improvements in South Bend with the construction of the Oliver Plow Substation. This project will provide for the city’s future economic growth involving Ignition Park. I&M will construct the new approximate 1.5-acre substation on a 6.5-acre site owned by I&M located on the city’s southwest side.

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

Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M) is improving the local electric transmission system to ensure continued reliable power is delivered to the greater Fort Wayne area. Powering Up West improvements are centered on the existing Sorenson substation, located approximately 11 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and extend both north of the substation along an existing transmission corridor, and south, in a broader study area. The project represents a $306 million investment.

Powering Up Central: City of Fort Wayne

Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M) is improving the local electric transmission system to ensure continued reliable power is delivered to Northeast Indiana and the greater Fort Wayne area. Powering Up Central improvements are centered on the City of Fort Wayne. The project represents a $50 million investment.

Powering Up North: Robison Park to Auburn

Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M) is improving the local electric transmission system to ensure continued reliable power is delivered to the greater Fort Wayne area. 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. The Robison Park to Auburn project represents an $80 million investment.

Powering Up South: Southern Fort Wayne – Decatur Area

Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M) is improving the local electric transmission system to ensure continued reliable power is delivered to Northeast Indiana and the greater Fort Wayne area. Powering Up South improvements are centered on the Decatur area. The project represents a $52 million investment.

Powering Up East: Monroeville Area

Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M) is improving the local electric transmission system to ensure continued reliable power delivery to Northeast Indiana and the greater Fort Wayne area. Powering Up East improvements are centered on the Monroeville area.

Roanoke – Marion Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power is rebuilding approximately 35 miles of 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The improvements in Huntington and Grant counties in Indiana upgrade the transmission infrastructure to provide a reliable flow of electricity to its customers. The approximately $90 million project updates an aging infrastructure to improve its condition and address performance issues.

Twin Branch – Kenzie Creek Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power is upgrading the electric transmission grid in St. Joseph County in northern Indiana and Cass County in southern Michigan. This project rebuilds approximately 7 miles of 138 kilovolt transmission line to provide a reliable flow of electricity to customers. The approximately $15 million project will update an aging infrastructure, reducing the risk of extended power outages in the region.



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