White PigeonTransmission Line Project

The upgrades take place in the village of White Pigeon and Sturgis Township in St. Joseph County and include:

The project involves:

  • Expanding and improving the Stubey Road Substation located near the intersection of Stubey Road and West Chicago Road in Sturgis
  • Building about 9 miles of new 138-kilovolt power line between the Pigeon River Substation located on South Elkhart Street in White Pigeon and the Stubey Road Substation

The project strengthens the electric transmission system by providing an additional power source to the area and supports the growing demand for electricity. We are requesting feedback on possible study segments for the power line.

Project Updates

September 2023: I&M crews prepare for the start of construction, scheduled to begin fall 2023 and conclude by late 2024.

May 2022: I&M representatives announced the final proposed route for this project. Feedback provided from the community helped determine this route.

February 2022: I&M representatives announced the White Pigeon Transmission Line Project and hosted a virtual open house from February 18-March 9 to gather feedback from landowners and community members about possible route options for the new transmission line. Company representatives also hosted two virtual town hall meetings on February 28 to learn more about the project and share input.


Project Timeline



The project involves installing steel poles.

Typical Pole Height: Approximately 75-100 feet*
Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

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


Project Fact Sheet 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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