BrosvilleTransmission Upgrades

Appalachian Power representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission system in Pittsylvania County. The Brosville Transmission Upgrades include building a substation and approximately 2 miles of transmission line.

Project Updates

12/6/2023: Construction is under way on the new substation and transmission line. The upgrades are expected to be in service in spring 2024.

10/16/2023: The Pittsylvania County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the Special Use Permit for the Brosville Transmission Upgrades Project without condition. Construction is expected to begin imminently.

08/29/2023: The project team has applied for a Special Use Permit with Pittsylvania County. If the permit is approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals at its 10/12/2023 meeting, construction would start soon thereafter. 

07/06/22: Company representatives have determined a proposed power line route after reviewing land use, environmental impact and community input provided during an in-person open house held this spring. Landowners along the proposed line route can expect to hear from Appalachian Power’s right-of-way representative on the project.

04/14/2022: Appalachian Power representatives invite community members and landowners in the project area to learn more and provide input by attending an in-person open house later this month. There is no formal presentation and landowners may come and go at any time during the two-hour event:

  • Thursday, April 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Brosville Elementary School, 195 Bulldog Lane in Danville

Landowners are encouraged to submit their feedback about the project by Monday, May 2. Comments on how this project affects your property or provide special conditions related to your property, you may use the comment form below or call 833-313-3743.

Project Releases


Project Timeline



Crews plan to build the line using double circuit single poles.

Proposed Structure Height: 90 feet
Right-of-Way Width: 100 feet*

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



Substations serve as electrical intersections converting the power to voltage levels for use in homes, businesses and industrial facilities.

*Substation shown is a general depiction of the proposed facilities for the project. It does not represent final design

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 Project Map 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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