Saying that upgrades are necessary to provide reliable electrical service to its customers, Appalachian Power announced on Wednesday that it wants to build a new transmission line in Wythe County.
In addition to adding approximately 15 miles of 138-kilovolt line, the $100-million project would improve the company’s electrical substations in Wytheville, Progress Park and Jacksons Ferry, according to a release.
Although exact routes for the new line, which is smaller than the company’s controversial 765-kV line already in Wythe County, haven’t been determined, Appalachian has identified possible paths.
“These are study segments at this point; we don’t have anything proposed,” said Appalachian spokesman Todd Burns.
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