Bland Area Improvements Project

The Bland Area Improvements Project involves upgrading an existing 20-mile, 69-kV South Bluefield-Wythe transmission line to 138-kV. The project also involves adding 6 miles of new 138-kV transmission and a new substation to support regional power distribution around Bland, VA. The project has an estimated cost of $68m and is expected to be completed by December 2018.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Appalachian Power Co. 26 138 VA VA 2018
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
80 Under Construction South Bluefield Wythe
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners