Virginia Transmission Projects

Virginia

State Contact

Cortney Mustard
Project Outreach Specialist
833-313-3743   |     camustard@aep.com


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Projects Pending Approval

Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project

The Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project provides a new electrical source to the region, increases reliability to customers and supports the retirement of aging infrastructure. Work is expected to happen throughout five Virginia counties.

Fieldale - Ridgeway Transmission Line Rebuild Project

The Fieldale-Ridgeway Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding 15 miles of transmission line in Henry County. Appalachian Power representatives plan to seek project approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

Glenmary Substation Project

The Glenmary Substation Project supports economic development and increases electric reliability for customers. The project involves building Appalachian Power’s new office, a substation and approximately a quarter of a mile of transmission line in the Roanoke County Center for Research and Technology off of Glenmary Road.

Independence Area Project

Appalachian Power representatives plan upgrades to the electric transmission system in the town of Independence.

Reusens - New London Transmission Line Rebuild Project

The Reusens - New London Transmission Line Rebuild Project includes upgrading approximately 12 miles of transmission line in or near the existing right-of-way. The upgrades plan to replace 1940s structures with modern steel structures, strengthening the electric system and increasing reliability for area customers.



Approved Projects

Berry Hill Energy Connection Project

Appalachian Power and the Pittsylvania – Danville Regional Industrial Facility Authority are working on potential solutions to bring power to the Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill.

Botetourt Substation

Appalachian Power is planning to increase electrical reliability in Botetourt County by building new facilities. Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2019 and last about a year.

Glendale Area Improvements

Appalachian Power plans to increase electric reliability to customers by making upgrades to the transmission system in southwest Virginia. Construction is expected to start early in 2020 and be complete by the summer of 2021.

South Abingdon Extension

The South Abingdon Extension project is phase one of the Abingdon and Washington County Area Improvements project. Construction is currently underway. Once complete, the work will increase local electric reliability to customers. Estimated budget for this phase is $30 million.



Additional Projects

Danville Area Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Appalachian Power representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission grid in Virginia. The Danville Area Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading approximately 3 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Pittsylvania County. Construction begins in spring 2023 and concludes by fall 2023.

Hillman Highway - Saltville Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Appalachian Power representatives plan upgrades to the transmission system in Washington and Smyth counties. The Hillman Highway-Saltville Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding about 20 miles of 69-kilovolt electric transmission line in or near the existing right-of-way. Construction begins fall 2024 and concludes fall 2026.

Washington County Improvements Project: South Abingdon-Arrowhead

The Washington County Improvements Project: South Abingdon-Arrowhead involves building approximately 6.5 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and upgrading three substations.

Dearington - Rivermont Transmission Project

Appalachian Power plans to increase electric reliability to customers by making upgrades to the transmission system in Lynchburg. The project is a $20 million investment in the power grid.

West Carroll Substation

Appalachian Power is planning to improve electric reliability to customers in Carroll County by making upgrades to the local power grid. Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2019 and be complete by the end of the year.

Wildwood Commerce Transmission Project

Appalachian Power plans to increase economic development in southwestern Virginia by building a new transmission line to the Wildwood Commerce Business Park.



Resources

State Approval Process

In Appalachian Power's Virginia Service Territory, power lines 138 kV and above are reviewed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Click the link below to view a flow chart of the approval process.

State Approval Process

State Operating Companies

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