Shipman - SchuylerProject

The Shipman - Schuyler component is a phase of the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project. This phase includes constructing two new substations and retiring aging infrastructure in Nelson County.

Company representatives expect construction will begin spring 2023.

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 purchased property for both substation sites and plan to file the project with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) later this month. The proposed substation locations are shown above in the interactive map.

12/02/2020: Appalachian Power representatives are finalizing project details. The project team plans to file the project with the Virginia State Corporation Commission at the beginning of 2021.

4/15/2020: We are committed to keeping you informed about this project. We are also dedicated to keeping our customers and employees safe and healthy. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we invite you to a virtual open house to learn more. Appalachian Power encourages you to visit the virtual open house to access project information, view an interactive map, and submit comments to the project team. You can submit a comment by clicking "Contact Us" on the right hand side.

Project Releases

News Release - July 30, 2020 (PDF)


Project Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



A short transmission line will be required to connect the new electrical source to the substation. The transmission line will be located on Appalachian Power property. Appalachian Power will use galvanized steel double circuit monopole structures to construct the transmission line.

  • Proposed Structure Height: Approximately 100-120 feet*

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



Substations serve as electrical intersections converting the power to voltage levels for use in homes, businesses and industrial facilities.

* Substation shown is a general depiction of the proposed facilities that will be built for the project. It does not represent final design.

Project Maps

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


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.


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.


Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

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

Cortney Mustard

Project Outreach Specialist, Sr.

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