Vicksburg - Schoolcraft Improvements

    The Vicksburg – Schoolcraft Area Improvements are essential to improve electric transmission reliability for the region. The approximately $30 million project components include:

    • Constructing a new Kalamazoo Substation
    • Retiring the existing Schoolcraft Substation
    • Upgrading and expanding the Vicksburg Substation
    • Constructing a new approximately 5-mile 69 kilovolt transmission line to connect the new Kalamazoo Substation to the Vicksburg Substation

    These upgrades change the configuration of the infrastructure to the power grid to improve reliability. These improvements are essential to limit power outages and ensure reliable power is available for area customers.

    Project Updates

    March 2017: I&M announced the final line route for the Vicksburg - Schoolcraft Area Improvements. The announcement follows an open house held in January, which provided information about the project and provided property owners with the opportunity to ask questions and provide input. Details around the final line route can be viewed on the interactive map above.

    Project Releases

    Fact Sheet




    Proposed Structures

    I&M will construct steel monopole structures ranging approximate 85 to 90-feet in height. The structures will be placed in the center of a 60-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

    I&M is committed to meeting the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

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

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.