Joshua Falls - Gladstone Project

    The Joshua Falls – Gladstone component is the first phase under the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project. This phase includes construction of approximately 15 miles of transmission line and improvements to four substations in Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell and Nelson counties.

    Construction for this phase is expected to start in the summer of 2022 and last about a year.

    Project Updates

    05/11/2020 - The project team is still working to determine a final line route. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), company representatives are currently limiting field visits to the project area.

    2/25/2019 - Appalachian Power representatives are planning a second set of open houses for the Joshua Falls - Gladstone phase of the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project to ensure we select a line route that minimizes impact on the community.

    • Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Appomattox County High School, located at 198 Evergreen Ave.
    • Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Amherst County High School, located at 139 Lancer Lane. 

    10/25/2019 - Appalachian Power invites community members and landowners in the project area to learn more at a pair of upcoming open houses.

    • Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Appomattox County High School, 198 Evergreen Avenue.
    • Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Amherst County High School, 139 Lancer Lane.

    Project Releases

    Fact Sheet




    Appalachian Power is committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of homes and businesses while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region. Appalachian plans to use steel H-frame or three-pole structures to build the new transmission line. Proposed structures will vary depending on the location.

    • Structure Height: Approximately 70-90 feet tall
    • Right-of-way width: Approximately 100 feet

    *Exact structure, height and right-of-way requirements may varydepending on final line route.

    * 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.