Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is upgrading the transmission line that connects the South Haven Substation in South Haven, MI to the Riverside Substation in Benton Harbor, MI. The improvements in Van Buren and Berrien counties are essential to ensure continued reliable electricity is available for customers.
The existing transmission infrastructure has reached an age where it is in need of rebuild and redesign to improve reliability for customers across the region. To upgrade the line, aging wood poles will be replaced with steel monopoles. Rebuilding approximately 25 miles of 69-kilovolt line decreases outages and speeds recovery of service when outages occur.