Fieldale - Ridgeway Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    Appalachian Power representatives plan to increase electric reliability in Henry County by updating the local electric transmission system. The Fieldale-Ridgeway Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading approximately 15 miles of transmission line.

    Company representatives expect to file an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission in fall 2021, with approval expected within one year. If approved, construction begins in fall 2023 and concludes in summer 2025.

    Project Updates

    03/17/21 - Appalachian Power representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by April 19th. To provide comments on how this project affects your property or to provide special conditions related to your property, please visit the "Contact Us" page above or call 833-313-3743.

    Project Releases

    Fact Sheet




    Crews plan to rebuild the power line using steel, H-frame poles and single poles.

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

    At Appalachian Power, we are committed to meeting the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

    *Exact structure, 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.