Appalachian Power filed an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) seeking approval to construct its preferred route for the South Abingdon Extension 138 kV Transmission Project on March 7, 2016. The company received approval from the SCC on October 20, 2017.
The South Abingdon Extension is the first phase of planned improvements in Abingdon and Washington County. This part of the overall project addresses the area's need for continued reliable electric service.
Estimated budget for the South Abingdon Extension is $40 million.