The New Buffalo-Bridgman Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding about 21 miles of power line segments running between four area substations.
The project involves:
The project strengthens the local electric transmission system by replacing aging poles and wires from the 1950s with modern equipment. The upgrades improve the line’s operational performance by reducing the need for frequent maintenance, lessening the likelihood of power outages and speeding recovery of service in the event outages occur.
Company officials expect construction to begin late 2024 and end summer 2026.
June 2023: I&M representatives plan to host a Public Open House.
May 2023: Company representatives conduct additional field activities.
The project involves installing steel poles.
Typical Pole Height: Approximately 85 feet*
Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60 feet*
*Exact structure, height, and right-of-way requirements may vary.
Indiana Michigan Power serves 575,000 customers in Indiana and Michigan.
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