WinchesterArea Improvements Project

Indiana Michigan Power representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in eastern Indiana. The project involves:

  • Updating about 1 mile of electric transmission line
  • Expanding Anchor Hocking Substation near the intersection of East North Street and North Plum Street
  • Upgrading Winchester Substation at the corner of West Ben Street and West Ann Street

The project increases electric reliability in the area. Company representatives plan to rebuild some sections of the power line in the existing right-of-way, which could require updating or supplementing current easements. Other sections of the project may include re-routes that would require new easements.

Project Updates

I&M proposed a route for the 1-mile power line in January 2021

I&M hosted a virtual open house to introduce proposed study segments and answer questions related to the project at the end of 2020

I&M announced the Winchester Area Improvements Project in November 2020


Project Timeline



The project involves installing steel poles.

Structure Height: Approximately 75 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 50-60 feet*

* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary

Project Maps

Please note that these maps are preliminary and do not reflect any final power line route decisions.


Step 1: Below is an Overview Map that displays the entire project area. Please use the Overview Map to find the general location of your property.


Step 2: Each outlined area on the Overview Map represents a single, numbered Map Page that shows that section in greater detail. Visit the appropriate Map Page below for your area.


Property Easements Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

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

Eric Giffey

Project Outreach Specialist

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