Appalachian Power

    Welcome to the Bancroft - Turner Transmission Line Rebuild Project Website.

    To view an interactive map and provide comments about your property, visit our INTERACTIVE MAP.

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    Bancroft - Turner Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    Appalachian Power representatives plan to increase electric reliability in West Virginia by making upgrades to the transmission system in Kanawha County, Putnam County and the city of Nitro.

    The Bancroft-Turner Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading approximately 15 miles of transmission line with modern equipment.

    Construction is expected to start in Fall 2021 and conclude by Fall 2023.

    Project Updates

    09/21/20 - The project team is still actively working to choose a proposed line route for the 15-mile transmission line rebuild. Landowners are encouraged to provide comments by visiting our Interactive Map, accessing the "Contact Us" page above or calling 833-313-3743.

    06/23/20 - Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by July 21. To provide comments on how this project affects your property or to provide special conditions related to your property, please visit our Interactive Map and submit comments there. You can also use the "Contact Us" page above or call 833-313-3743.

    Project Releases

    Fact Sheet




    Proposed structures vary depending on the location. Crews plan to rebuild the power line primarily using H-frame poles and lattice towers in rural areas and single poles in urban areas.

    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 55 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.