West Virginia Transmission Line Projects

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

State Contact

George Porter
Project Outreach Specialist
540-562-7092   |    gaporter@aep.com


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Current Projects

Boone County Area Improvements Project

Appalachian Power plans to increase reliability to customers in central West Virginia by investing $100 million in its transmission system. The Boone County Area Improvements Project is a two-phase project that features major upgrades in Boone and Kanawha counties. Both phases are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

Charleston Area Improvements Project

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.

Fayette County Area Transmission Improvement Plan

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.

Huntington Area Improvements Project

Appalachian Power, along with its affiliate West Virginia Transmission Co., plan to strengthen the transmission grid in Huntington by upgrading the electrical system. Work is expected to start in early 2018 and be complete by the fall.

Kanawha Valley Area Transmission Reinforcement Project

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.

Leon – Ripley Transmission Rebuild Project

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.

Lincoln – Logan Power Improvements

Appalachian Power and its affiliate, West Virginia Transmission Co., plan to increase electric reliability to customers in Southern West Virginia by investing $90 million in its transmission system. The Lincoln – Logan Power Improvements will reduce the likelihood of extended outages by providing the region with a secondary power source.

McDowell Area Improvement Project

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.

Moundsville Area Transmission Rebuild Project

American Electric Power and its affiliate, West Virginia Transmission Co., plan to strengthen the electric transmission grid in Moundsville and surrounding areas by making upgrades to its existing infrastructure. Construction is expected to start spring 2018 and be completed by mid-2019.

Shoals Substation Project

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.

Southeast Cabell County Area Improvements Project

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.

Walton Substation

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.



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