Edens RidgeSubstation Expansion

Appalachian Power representatives plan upgrades to the electric transmission grid in Kingsport. The Edens Ridge Substation Expansion involves expanding a substation and rebuilding a small section of line on the substation property.

Crews plan to begin construction summer 2022 and conclude by early 2024.

Project Updates

May 1, 2023 – The project is currently in construction. The project team expects construction on the transmission line to conclude this June and are awaiting further equipment to complete substation construction.

May 3, 2022 - Project representatives encourage residents to submit their feedback about the project by Friday, May 20. To provide comments or ask questions about the project, please use the contact form below or call 833-313-3743.


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This image shows the existing Edens Ridge Substation that crews plan to expand. Substations serve as electrical intersections converting the power to voltage levels for use in homes, businesses and industrial facilities.

Existing substation size: 98 x 145 feet*
Proposed substation size after expansion: 155 x 241 feet*

*Approximation only. Final engineering and construction details are not complete.


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Appalachian Power serves approximately 1 million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.

Nicole Hodges

Project Outreach Specialist

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