Cabin Creek - Clendenin Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    Appalachian Power and its affiliate, AEP West Virginia Transmission Company, Inc., plan to increase electric reliability to customers in Kanawha County by making upgrades to the existing transmission grid.

    The Cabin Creek - Clendenin Transmission Line Rebuild Project consists of upgrading approximately 18 miles of transmission line to 69-kilovolt standards. Existing substations along the transmission line will also be upgraded to accommodate the increase in voltage.

    Construction is expected to start fall 2018 and be complete by the end of 2020.

    Project Updates

    2/07/2020 - Crews continue to build access roads, clear trees, and construct the transmission line. The project is expected to conclude by the end of 2020. 

    04/01/2019 - Construction crews continue to clear trees and build access roads. Construction of the transmission line will begin this fall. The project is expected to conclude by the end of 2020. 

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

    12/31/2018 - Appalachian Power has determined a proposed line route for the Cabin Creek - Clendenin Transmission Line Rebuild Project. The route was determined following an informational open house in November. Appalachian Power right-of-way representatives from Emerald Energy will start the process of reaching out to directly involved landowners to discuss upcoming activities. 

    11/29/2017 - Appalachian Power held an open house at Cedar Grove Middle School to introduce study segments, answer questions related to the project and gather feedback from the community. 

    News Release


    Fact Sheet


    • Height: Approx. 70 feet
    • Right-of-way Width: Approx. 100 feet

    Appalachian Power is committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of homes and businesses while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

    *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.