Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is replacing approximately 8 miles of wood poles carrying 34.5-kilovolt (kV) transmission line with steel poles capable of carrying new wire built to 69 kV standards. The existing transmission infrastructure has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve reliability for customers across the region.
The approximately $15 million Hartford City - Eaton Transmission Line Rebuild project is essential to ensure continued reliable electric service is available for customers. Proactively rebuilding the line improves reliability for customers across the region by decreasing power outages and speeding recovery of services when outages occur. Having the capability to increase the voltage reinforces the system to meet customer demands for electricity.
Summer 2017: I&M announced the final line route late last year. Details around the final line route can be viewed on the interactive map above. The project is currently on schedule and construction is set to being this fall.
I&M will build new monopole structures approximately 80 feet in height. The structures will be placed in the center of a 60-foot-wide right-of-way corridor.
I&M is committed to meeting the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary
* 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.