Indiana Michigan Power representatives plan power grid upgrades to improve electric reliability and efficiency for customers in north-central Indiana.
The East Elkhart Transmission Line Project involves:
The existing 60-year-old power line consists of aging equipment that does not meet today's operational standards. In the past decade, the existing power line has experienced five service interruptions resulting in extended power outages for area customers. The planned improvements provide a new power source to strengthen the local electric power grid, provide power to a future customer in the area and support economic development.
Company officials expect construction to begin summer 2024 and conclude spring 2025.
February 2023: I&M representatives announced the final proposed route for this project. Feedback provided by the community helped determine this route.
November 2022: I&M representatives announced the East Elkhart Transmission Line Project and hosted an in-person open house on December 7th to gather feedback from landowners and community members about possible route options for the new transmission line. Company representatives also hosted a virtual open house for community members to learn more about the project and share input.
This project involves installing steel poles.
Typical Pole Height: Approximately 60 feet*
Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way requirements may vary