Niles AreaTransmission Improvements Project

Indiana Michigan Power plans to upgrade the power grid in the Niles area by making improvements to the transmission infrastructure. The Niles Area Transmission Improvements Project helps strengthen the local power grid and increases electric reliability for area customers. Work is planned in Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan and St. Joseph County in Indiana.

Niles North

Niles Central

Niles South

Project Updates

Early 2024: O.R. Colan (ORC) serves as I&M’s right-of-way representative on this project. Landowners can expect to hear from an ORC agent as right-of-way activities progress. Company representatives may need to supplement or acquire new easements for the transmission line. Easements are defined land rights that property owners grant the utility to allow for the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the power line.


Project Releases


Project Timeline



Crews plan to use primarily steel single poles on this project.

Structure Height: Approximately 85 - 115 feet
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60 - 100 feet

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


Property Easements Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

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

Eric Giffey

Project Outreach Specialist

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