Shipman - Schuyler Project

    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

    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

    Fact Sheet




    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 may vary

    Typical Substation

    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.

    * 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.