Baileysville - Rockridge Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    Appalachian Power representatives plan to increase electric reliability by making upgrades in Wyoming and McDowell counties in West Virginia.

    The Baileysville-Rockridge Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding approximately 17 miles of transmission line and upgrading four substations in the area.

    Construction is expected to begin Winter 2021 and conclude by the end of 2023.

    Project Updates

    02/09/21 - The project team plans to rebuild the transmission line in or near the existing right-of-way. Landowners along the line route can expect to hear in the coming months from a representative of Emerald Energy, the right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power. The utility needs to update existing easements along the power line route. 

    09/23/20 - Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by October 23. To provide comments on how this project affects your property or to provide special conditions related to your property, please visit the "Contact Us" page above or call 833-313-3743.

    Project Releases

    Fact Sheet




    Crews plan to rebuild the power line primarily using steel, V-shaped lattice towers and 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 60 feet*
    • Proposed Structure Height: Approximately 85 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.