Kanawha Valley Area Transmission Reinforcement Project

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
2015 SERC PJM US