Blair - Danville Transmission Improvements Project

    Appalachian Power plans to strengthen the transmission grid in Logan and Boone counties by upgrading the electrical system. 

    The Blair - Danville Transmission Improvements Project consists of rebuilding about 14 miles of an existing transmission line to ensure reliable service to customers. Most of the rebuild will require new right-of-way. Once the new line is complete, the existing line will be retired. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be complete the fall of 2020.

    Project Updates

    7/23/19 - Crews are currently clearing trees and building access roads. Transmission line construction is expected to begin this fall. The new line is expected to be complete the fall of 2020. 

    10/15/18 -- Crews have begun clearing trees and building access roads in areas where easements have been acquired. 

    4/20/2018 - Appalachian Power has determined a proposed line route for the Blair - Danville Transmission Improvements Project. Appalachian Power right-of-way representatives from O.R. Colan will start the process of reaching out to directly involved landowners to discuss upcoming activities. 

    2/13/2018 - Appalachian Power held an open house at Ramage Elementary School to introduce study segments, answer questions related to the project and gather feedback from the community. 

    News Releases


    Fact Sheet



    Proposed structures will vary depending on location. The average height of structures along the route is 80 feet. Appalachian Power is using galvanized steel H-frame structures to replace wood structures.

    Average Structure Height: 80 feet
    Average Right-of-Way Width: 100 feet

    *Exact structure, height and right-of-way 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.