Joshua Falls - GladstoneProject


The Joshua Falls – Gladstone component is the first phase under the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project. This phase includes construction of approximately 17 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 fall 2022 and last about a year.

Project Updates

10/28/2021: The company received approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to move forward with this project. The right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power plans to reach out to landowners to discuss next steps.

1/13/2021: Company representatives have determined a proposed line route and plan to file the project with Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) later this month. The proposed line route is shown above in the interactive map

12/02/2020: Appalachian Power representatives are still working to determine a final line route. The project team plans to file the project with the Virginia State Corporation Commission at the beginning of 2021.

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

News Release - February 13, 2020 (PDF)

News Release - October 25, 2019 (PDF)

Map

Project Map (PDF)

Proposed Line Route Map (PDF)

Timeline

Project Timeline

Structures

Structure

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
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet

* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary

Resources

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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