Glenbrook AreaSubstation and Line Removal Project

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) representatives plan power grid upgrades to improve electric reliability for customers in Fort Wayne.

The Glenbrook Area Substation and Line Removal Project involves:

  • Building Beckwith Substation near the intersection of Wells Street and Mildred Avenue
  • Expanding Industrial Park Substation off Investment Drive
  • Retiring approximately 4 miles of transmission line between Industrial Park Substation off Investment Drive and Spy Run Substation off Spy Run Avenue

Retiring the existing 4-mile line involves removing transmission wires and tops of poles. Lower-voltage distribution wires, third-party utilities and associated poles may remain.

The project strengthens the electric transmission system in the area by reconfiguring the power grid to allow I&M representatives to retire deteriorating infrastructure from the 1960s. Building the new substation allows the company to retire the 4-mile transmission line. The new substation connects to a higher voltage transmission line along Wells Street allowing for future economic development in the area.

Company officials expect construction to begin early 2023 and conclude late 2023.

Project Updates

Michiana Land Services, Inc. (MLS) serves as I&M's right-of-way representative on this project. Landowners can expect to hear from a right-of-way agent in the coming weeks. If you want to reach out to a right-of-way agent with immediate questions, please contact Jay Frymier with MLS at (317) 946-2070 or


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Indiana Michigan Power serves 575,000 customers in Indiana and Michigan.

Eric Giffey

Project Outreach Specialist

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