Esmont - ScottsvilleProject

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

October 28, 2022 - Appalachian Power representatives are currently seeking approval from Albemarle County for the upgrades. The project team invites landowners within a half-mile corridor of the project to attend an in-person, come-and-go open house on November 7 from 5-7pm at the Scottsville Library. The meeting provides an opportunity for residents to receive information, ask questions about the proposed project, learn about Albemarle County policies and review procedures for the proposed project.

January 13, 2021 - The project team plans to submit the Esmont –Scottsville phase of the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project to Albemarle County later this year for approval.

August 7, 2020 - Appalachian Power representatives are hosting a virtual open house for the Esmont - Scottsville 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 at the bottom of this page 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 for approximately 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.

Application Submitted to Albemarle County for Special Use Permit

Project Releases


Project Timeline



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, 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.


Virtual Open House Project Map 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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