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Charleston Area Improvements Project

Appalachian Power plans to increase the reliability of its current transmission grid by upgrading its facilities in Charleston. The proposed work will also provide a modern electric system capable of handling economic growth and development.

The proposed project represents a 110 million investment and includes rebuilding about 5 miles of transmission line, expanding two substations and building a new segment of transmission line and a new substation in the downtown area.

The company hosted an open house summer 2015 to introduce the details of the project to the community. Following additional field work, AEP West Virginia Transmission Company, an affiliate of Appalachian Power, filed an application with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia in November 2015. Approval was received on June 24, 2016.

Project Updates

The building and expanding of the involved substations is underway. Company representatives are still working to determine a final line route.

News Release

Maps

Fact Sheets

Timeline


Photo Simulations

* Photo simulations are to provide a generalized depiction of typical AEP facilities. The final design and location of the structures and the final line route may vary from what is illustrated.

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36th St  •  Date: 5/20/2015  •  Time: 10:09 AM  •  View Direction: South
Visual simulations provide a representation created during the project design phase to illustrate proposed facilities versus existing structures. The final design and placement may vary from those illustrated.

View looking south from the corner of 36th St and Staunton Ave.


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Chesterfield Avenue  •  Date: 5/20/2015  •  Time: 9:40 AM  •  View Direction: Northwest
Visual simulations provide a representation created during the project design phase to illustrate proposed facilities versus existing structures. The final design and placement may vary from those illustrated.

View looking northwest from Chesterfield Ave.


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Washington Street Substation Expansion  •  Date: 5/20/2015  •  Time: 2:48 PM  •  View Direction: Southeast
Visual simulations provide a representation created during the project design phase to illustrate proposed facilities versus existing structures. The final design and placement may vary from those illustrated.

View looking southeast from Margaret St near the corner of Margaret St and Joseph St.


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SIMS/WashingtonSub2/KOP2_PROPOSED.jpg
Washington Street Substation Expansion  •  Date: 5/20/2015  •  Time: 8:29 AM  •  View Direction: West
Visual simulations provide a representation created during the project design phase to illustrate proposed facilities versus existing structures. The final design and placement may vary from those illustrated.

View looking west from Ross St.


* 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.