Stuart AreaImprovements Project


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:

Stuart - Bassett

Stuart - Floyd

Stuart - Willis Gap

Project Updates

Please click on this link to view a recording of a virtual town hall event that took place October 28 for the Stuart Area Improvements Project: Live Virtual Town Hall

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.

  • Wednesday, October 20, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Stuart Rotary Field (Hooker Building), 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171
  • Thursday, October 21, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Ararat Ruritan Club, 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA 24053

Virginia State Corporation Commission Approval Process

Virginia State Corporation Commission Approval Process (PDF)

Application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission

Appalachian Power plans to submit the project to the Virginia State Corporation Commission in early 2023.

Fact Sheets

Stuart Area Improvements Overview Fact Sheet (PDF)
Stuart–Floyd Fact Sheet (PDF)
Stuart–Willis Gap Fact Sheet (PDF)
Stuart-Bassett Fact Sheet (PDF)

Resources

Project Fact Sheet Project Map 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.
833-760-0604
camustard@aep.com

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