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Becco - Kopperston Transmission Line Project

Appalachian Power and its affiliate, AEP West Virginia Transmission Co., plan to improve the power grid in southern West Virginia by replacing aging infrastructure with modern technology.

The Becco - Kopperston Transmission Line Project includes rebuilding approximately 13 miles of existing transmission line, 3 miles of new transmission line, replacing about a mile of wire to improve communication between substations, and building a new substation. The line is currently at capacity with the amount of power it can handle. Modernizing the line will help reinforce the local transmission grid and reduce the number of outages.

Construction is expected to start fall 2018 and be complete by the summer of 2019. Estimated budget for the project is $60 million.

Project Updates

Appalachian Power announced its proposed line route for the Becco - Kopperston Transmission Line Project. The proposed route was determined following an informational open house where the company introduced study segments, shared details and gathered public input. Appalachian Power’s right-of-way contractor, Contract Land Staff, LLC, will continue to work with and inform those affected by the transmission line project.

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*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary


Substation shown is a general depiction of the proposed substation that will be built for this project. It does not represent final design.

* 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.