Appalachian Power to provide new electrical source for Central Virginia

USA: Appalachian Power representatives are planning a second set of open houses for the Joshua Falls – Gladstone phase of the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project.

According to Appalachian Power, the project will provide a new electrical source for the region, increase reliability for customers and supports the retirement of aging equipment.

The project includes several phases over the next few years in five central Virginia counties.

The project involves building approximately 24 km of transmission line and improving four substations in Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell and Nelson counties.

If approved, construction for the project begins in the summer of 2022 and lasts about a year.

Company representatives are also reviewing an existing transmission line in Albemarle County as part of the next phase of the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project. Plans include rebuilding a power line that begins at Esmont substation located off of Irish Road, travels east and ends at Scottsville substation located off of James River Road. Right-of-way agents plan to contact landowners with existing easements along this line.


Source: WSET