Benton Harbor - Fair PlainTransmission Line Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in the cities of Benton Harbor and Fair Plain in southwestern Michigan. The project involves:

  • Updating approximately 7 miles of 34.5 kV transmission line to 69 kV standards

The project increases electric reliability in the area by updating the local transmission infrastructure to modern standards. 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 include re-routes that require new easements.

Project Updates

Project Announcement and Virtual Open House Invite: February 2021

Final Line Route Announcement: July 2021


Project Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



The project involves installing steel poles.

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


Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

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

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