Appalachian Power representatives plan to increase electric reliability in West Virginia by making upgrades to the transmission system in Kanawha, Lincoln and Boone counties.
The Alum Creek-Madison Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading approximately 20 miles of transmission line with modern equipment.
Construction is expected to start fall 2023 and conclude by spring 2024.
08/22/22: The project schedule has changed. Construction is expected to start fall 2023 and conclude by spring 2024.
10/07/20: The project team has determined a proposed line route after reviewing input from landowners and community members. In the coming months, landowners along the line route can expect to hear from a representative of Emerald Energy, the right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power. To view the proposed line route, click on the "Map" tab below.
04/17/20: Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by April 24. Please submit comments by using the "Contact Us" links on this page and at the virtual open house website linked above.
03/11/20: Appalachian Power is canceling the open house scheduled for Thursday, March 19 following concerns about the coronavirus.
03/05/20: Appalachian Power representatives invite community members and landowners in the project area to learn more at an upcoming open house. The public event takes place on Thursday, March 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Alum Creek Elementary School, located at 4540 Brounland Road in Charleston.
Project Map (PDF)
Proposed Line Route Map (PDF)
Crews plan to rebuild the power line using steel, H-frame poles.
Appalachian Power is committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of homes and businesses while protecting the environment and the natural beauty of the region.
Existing Structure Height: Approximately 100 feet*
Proposed Structure Height: Approximately 90 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*
* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary