Appalachian Power plans to upgrade the power grid in Virginia by making improvements to the transmission infrastructure. The Stuart Area Improvements Project provides a new electrical source to the region and increases reliability to customers. Work for the project is expected to happen in phases over the next several years in Carroll, Floyd, Franklin, Henry and Patrick counties. For more information about the Stuart–Willis Gap component please click the link below.
Company officials plan to submit an application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) in early 2023.
Phases of the project pending approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission:
09/29/22: Appalachian Power representatives have determined a proposed power line route and plan to submit an application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) in early 2023 seeking approval for the upgrades. Appalachian Power’s right-of-way team is committed to working with affected landowners throughout the easement acquisition and construction process.
01/31/22: Appalachian Power representatives are still working to determine a proposed line route for the Stuart – Willis Gap Transmission Line Project. The project team is reviewing feedback from the open houses held last fall and is conducting field visits.
10/06/2021: Appalachian Power invites community members and landowners in the project area to learn more at a pair of upcoming open houses.
Appalachian Power plans to submit the project to the Virginia State Corporation Commission in early 2023.