Amherst - ReusensProject

The Amherst - Reusens phase involves rebuilding approximately 12 miles of transmission line and expanding two substations in Amherst County and the city of Lynchburg. Construction for this phase is currently ongoing and expected to conclude by spring 2024.

Project Updates

02/03/2023: Construction activities are currently ongoing. For more information about the construction activities and timeline, view the project Construction FAQ.

10/28/2021: The company received approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to move forward with this project. The right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power plans to reach out to landowners to discuss next steps.

1/13/2021: Company representatives have determined a proposed line route and plan to file the project with Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) later this month. The proposed line route is shown above in the interactive map.

Appalachian Power representatives are hosting a virtual open house for the Amherst - Reusens phase of the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project.

Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by September 7. To provide comments on how this project affects your property or to provide special conditions related to your property use the comment form below or call 833-313-3743.

Project Releases


Project Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



Crews plan to replace the existing wood, H-frame structures with steel, H-frame or three-pole structures. Proposed structures vary depending on the location.

  • Proposed Structure Height: Approximately 65-85 feet*
  • Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

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

Project Maps

Please note that these maps are preliminary and do not reflect any final power line route decisions.


Step 1: Below is an Overview Map that displays the entire project area. Please use the Overview Map to find the general location of your property.


Step 2: Each outlined area on the Overview Map represents a single, numbered Map Page that shows that section in greater detail. Visit the appropriate Map Page below for your area.


Property Easements Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

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

Cortney Mustard

Project Outreach Specialist, Sr.

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