Esmont - Scottsville Project

    The Esmont–Scottsville component is part of the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project. This phase includes rebuilding approximately 6 miles of existing transmission line and upgrading two substations in Albemarle County. Plans also include upgrades to the local distribution network.

    Company representatives expect construction to begin in early 2024 and conclude the end of the 2024.

    Project Updates

    August 7, 2020 - Appalachian Power representatives are hosting a virtual open house for the Esmont - Scottsville phase of the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project: Esmont - Scottsville Virtual Open House.

    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 "Contact Us" page above or call 833-313-3743.

    February 13, 2020 - Appalachian Power representatives are reviewing the existing power line that begins at Esmont Substation off of Irish Road, travels east forapproximately 6 miles, and end at Scottsville Substation off of James River Road. Right-of-way agents plan to contact landowners with existing easements along the line route.

    Project Releases

    Fact Sheet




    The project primarily involves using steel H-frame structures to rebuild the existing transmission line. Structure type may vary depending on the location.

    • Proposed Structure Height: Approximately 65-70 feet.
    • Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 80-100 feet.

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

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.