Fieldale - RidgewayTransmission 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

11/23/21: Appalachian Power representatives have submitted the project to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) seeking approval for the upgrades. Once the case is accepted for review you can follow the case and contact the Virginia State Corporation Commission on their website: www.scc.virginia.gov/pages/Case-Information.

10/01/21: The project team has determined a proposed power line route and plans to submit an application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) this fall seeking approval for the upgrades. If the SCC accepts Appalachian Power’s application, property owners located along the power line route can expect another mailing explaining how to participate in the project approval process. If the SCC approves the project, property owners can expect to hear about next steps from Stantec, the right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power.

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 use the comment form below or call 833-313-3743.

Project Releases

News Release - March 17, 2021 (PDF)

Map

Project Map (PDF)

Timeline

Project Timeline

Structures

Structure

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 may vary

Application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission

Appalachian Power representatives have submitted the project to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) seeking approval for the upgrades. Once the case is accepted for review you can follow the case and contact the Virginia State Corporation Commission on their website: www.scc.virginia.gov/pages/Case-Information.

Application For Approval and Certification of Electrical Transmission Line, VOL 1(A) (PDF)
Application For Approval and Certification of Electrical Transmission Line, VOL 1(B) (PDF)
Application For Approval and Certification of Electrical Transmission Line, VOL 2(A) (PDF)
Application For Approval and Certification of Electrical Transmission Line, VOL 2(B) (PDF)
Application For Approval and Certification of Electrical Transmission Line, VOL 2(C) (PDF)
Application For Approval and Certification of Electrical Transmission Line, VOL 2(D) (PDF)
Application For Approval and Certification of Electrical Transmission Line, VOL 2(E) (PDF)

Project Maps

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

OVERVIEW MAP

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.

DETAILED MAPS

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.

Resources

Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

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

www.AppalachianPower.com

Cortney Mustard

Project Outreach Specialist, Sr.
833-313-3743
camustard@aep.com

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