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

Indiana Michigan Power representatives determined the new power line route after reviewing input provided by landowners and community members during the virtual open house and In-person open houses in March. Construction will begin fall 2023 and conclude spring 2024.

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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.


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

Kia Clay

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