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Appalachian Power is planning to help strengthen the transmission grid in central West Virginia by investing approximately $60 million in upgrades to the system. Work will take place in Boone and Kanawha counties and is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
Appalachian Power plans to increase the electric reliability in Charleston by making substantial upgrades to its transmission grid. The upgrades will provide the area with a modern network capable of handling growth and development.
Appalachian Power proposes investing approximately $55 million in the transmission system in Fayette and Greenbrier counties to address voltage, thermal and reliability issues identified by PJM Interconnection, the organization responsible for planning and operating the grid.
To accommodate recent power plant retirements in the Kanawha and Ohio valleys, Appalachian Power is planning to make an investment of more than $335 million into its current electric transmission grid. The majority of the work will take place in Kanawha County.
Appalachian Power is planning to invest approximately $32 million in upgrading the electric transmission grid in Jackson and Mason counties in West Virginia. Work will take place in both counties and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
Appalachian Power and its affiliate, AEP West Virginia Transmission Company, plan to increase reliability to customers in southern West Virginia by making an $80 million investment into the energy grid. The project is expected to be completed in 2017.
Appalachian Power plans to increase the electric reliability in Wayne County by investing $10 million to build a new substation. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
Appalachian Power identified the need to address electric load demands in Cabell and Lincoln Counties. The company plans to address reliability concerns by investing $20 million into its transmission grid.
Appalachian Power is planning to increase local reliability in Roane County by building a substation in the community of Walton. The Walton Substation is just one of three substations that will be built as part of the Clendenin – Walton Area Improvements Project.