Bradley - ScarbroTransmission Line Project

Appalachian Power and its affiliate, AEP West Virginia Transmission Co. Inc., plan to upgrade the electric transmission grid in Fayette and Raleigh counties. The Bradley – Scarbro Transmission Line Project includes rebuilding 8 miles of transmission line, upgrading existing substations, and retiring a substation. These upgrades will strengthen the system and reduce the likelihood of power outages. Construction is expected to begin Fall 2019 and be completed Summer 2021.

Project Updates

12/2/2020: Crews are currently completing substation work and removing transmission line between Sun and Scarbro Substations. Once this removal is complete, crews plan to rebuild this portion of line. All construction is expected to conclude by May 2021. Restoration activities will continue into fall 2021.

1/6/2020: Crews plan to begin clearing trees, building access roads and building the transmission line early this year. Company representatives expect construction to conclude by Summer 2021.

2/15/2019: Appalachian Power determined a proposed route for the rebuild of a transmission line in Fayette and Raleigh counties. Right-of-way agents from Emerald Energy will reach out to affected landowners to discuss next steps in the process.

12/18/2018: Appalachian Power held an open house on December 12 to introduce proposed study segments, answer questions related to the project and gather feedback from the community. The company will utilize the information gathered to determine a proposed line route.

11/28/2018: Appalachian Power will host an open house to introduce proposed study segments and answer questions related to the project. The open house will be Wednesday, December 12, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mount Hope Housing Authority, 9B Midtown Terrace.

Project Releases

News Release - August 12, 2020 (PDF)

News Release - February 15, 2019 (PDF)

News Release - November 28, 2018 (PDF)


Bradley - Scarbro Study Segments Map (PDF)

Bradley - Scarbro Proposed Route Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



Appalachian Power will use two types of galvanized steel single-circuit structures. The majority of the structures will be H-frames, but lattice tower structures will also be utilized.

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.

Structure Height: Approximately 75 feet
Right-of-way width: Approximately 100 feet

* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary


Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

Appalachian Power serves approximately 1 million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.

Cortney Mustard

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