Alum Creek - Madison Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    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 in Fall 2021 and conclude by the end of 2023.

    Project Updates

    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 Releases

    Fact Sheet




    Crews plan to rebuild the power line using steel, H-frame poles.

    At Appalachian Power, we are committed to meeting the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and 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 requirements may vary

    * 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.