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Carbondale - KincaidTransmission Line Rebuild Project

Appalachian Power representatives plan to increase electric reliability by making upgrades in Fayette County, West Virginia.

The Carbondale-Kincaid Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading approximately 14 miles of transmission line. Company representatives expect construction to begin early 2022 and conclude by Summer 2023.

Project Updates

02/04/21: The project team has determined a proposed line route after reviewing input from landowners and community members. In the coming months, landowners along the line route can expect to hear from a representative of Emerald Energy, the right-of-way contractor representing Appalachian Power. To view the proposed line route, click on the "Map" tab below.

10/14/20: Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by Friday, November 13. To provide comments on how this project affects your property or to provide special conditions related to your property, please use the comment form below or call 833-313-3743.

Project Releases

News Release - February 4, 2021 (PDF)

News Release - October 14, 2020 (PDF)


Project Map (PDF)

Proposed Route Map (PDF)


Project Timeline



Crews plan to rebuild the transmission line using a combination of steel H-frames poles, three-pole structures and lattice towers.

At Appalachian Power, we are committed to meeting the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

Structure Height: Approximately 80-100 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

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

Project Maps

Please note that these maps are preliminary and do not reflect any final power line route decisions.


Step 1: Below is an Overview Map that displays the entire project area. Please use the Overview Map to find the general location of your property.


Step 2: Each outlined area on the Overview Map represents a single, numbered Map Page that shows that section in greater detail. Visit the appropriate Map Page below for your area.


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

Cortney Mustard

Project Outreach Specialist

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