The Kanawha Valley Reinforcement Project is a planned rebuild of approximately 52 miles of existing 138-kV transmission lines. Due to the planned retirements of various power plants in the region, Appalachian Power is using this project as a means of maintaining grid reliability as well as provide capacity growth for the future. The project will include approxiately 80% of the transmission line being placed in existing right of ways as well as upgrades to the associated substations. Construction began in January 2015 and will be completed by the end of 2017.
|Project Sponsor||Line Miles||Voltage (kV)||From State||To State||Year in Service|
|Appalachian Power Co.||52||138||WV||WV||2017|
|Estimated Costs ($M)||Voltage Type||Project Status||Project Group||Origin Point||Destination Point|
|337||Operating||John Amos||Cabin Creek|
|Interstate||Build Start||NERC||ISO/RTO||Country||Project Partners|