Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is upgrading the electric transmission grid in Van Buren, Berrien and Cass counties in southwestern Michigan. The Valley Area Improvements Program upgrades the transmission infrastructure to provide a reliable flow of electricity to local customers. The approximately $215 million investment rebuilds an aging infrastructure to reduce the likelihood of power outages and speed the recovery of service when outages occur.
The multi-phase project includes the following:
- Rebuilding approximately 12 miles of single-circuit 69 kilovolt (kV) to double-circuit 69kV/138kV line
- Rebuilding approximately 42 miles of 69kV line
- Rebuilding approximately 5 miles of 34.5kV to 69kV line
- Upgrading local substations
To learn more, please click on the individual projects below