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Appalachian Power to rebuild transmission linea

USA, Virginia, Lynchburg: American Electric Power’s Appalachian Power plans to upgrade about 12 miles of transmission line, substation in Virginia.

Appalachian Power announced on 9 October that it plans to upgrade the Reusens-New London Transmission Line Rebuild Project in the city of Lynchburg and Bedford County in Virginia, with the project involving upgrading about 12 miles of transmission line in or near the company’s existing right of way.

The project also includes upgrading the existing Brush Tavern substation, the company said, noting that the upgrades increase electric reliability and strengthen the transmission system by replacing structures from the 1940s with modern steel poles.

The upgrades would begin at a substation located along Old Trents Ferry Road in Lynchburg, the company said, adding that the line continues south for about 12 miles, crossing Boonsboro Road, Route 501 and Route 221. The rebuild ends at a substation located off Thomas Jefferson Road in Bedford County.

The company said that it plans to file an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission seeking approval for the project in spring 2021 and if the project receives approval, it expects construction to begin in summer 2022 and conclude by the end of 2023.


Source: Transmission Hub