Fort Robinson - HillTransmission Line Rebuild Project

The Fort Robinson-Hill Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading approximately 14 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and two substations in Scott County, Virginia and Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Project Updates

7/19/23: Construction is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2024.

10/28/2022: Right-of-way agents are working with landowners to acquire Permission to Survey and update or purchase new easements. Tree clearing and other pre-construction activities are expected to begin Spring of 2023.

03/04/2022: The project team has determined a proposed line route after reviewing input from landowners and community members. In the coming weeks, landowners along the line route can expect to hear from the right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power. To view the proposed line route, click on the "Map" tab below.

10/19/2021: Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by Friday, November 19. 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

Project Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



Crews plan to rebuild the power line using single steel poles.

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

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

Jessica Wright Lemons

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