Appalachian Power and its affiliate, AEP West Virginia Transmission Co., plan to strengthen the transmission system in southern West Virginia by upgrading its existing electrical infrastructure.
The Boone - Cabin Creek Project will include rebuilding about 16 miles of transmission line, building a substation, and making upgrades to substations along the project route to provide Boone and Kanawha counties with continued reliable electric service.
The project is the first phase of the larger Boone County Area Improvements Project. Construction is expected to start summer 2018 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
Estimated Budget for this phase is $62 million.
Appalachian Power announced a proposed route for the Boone County Area Improvements Project in October. The company's right-of-way contractor, O.R. Colan, will continue to contact affected landowners to discuss upcoming project activities.
Substations are designed to either increase or decrease electrical voltage so that it can be passed along to customers. This new substation will be a 138 kilovolt substation.
* Substation shown is a general depiction of the proposed substation and does not represent final design.
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