Appalachian Power plans to increase the reliability of its current transmission grid by upgrading its facilities in Charleston. The proposed work will also provide a modern electric system capable of handling economic growth and development.
The proposed project represents a $110 million investment and includes rebuilding about 5 miles of transmission line, expanding two substations and building a new segment of transmission line and a new substation in the downtown area.
Construction is currently underway in various areas of Charleston. Work is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
02/10/20 - The Charleston Area Improvements Project is now in service. Cleanup and restoration activities will continue throughout the next few months.
Construction is complete at Washington Street, Bullitt and Capitol Hill substations. Transmission line work between these three substations is also complete. Transmission line work between Capitol Hill and Chesterfield substations is underway, as is expansion of the Chesterfield Substation. The project is expected to be complete in the final quarter of 2019.
* Photo simulations are to provide a generalized depiction of typical AEP facilities. The final design and location of the structures and the final line route may vary from what is illustrated.
View looking south from the corner of 36th St and Staunton Ave.
View looking northwest from Chesterfield Ave.
View looking southeast from Margaret St near the corner of Margaret St and Joseph St.
View looking west from Ross St.
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