Southeast Cabell County Area Improvements Project

The proposed Southeast Cabell County Area Improvements Project will consist of building about 4 miles of new transmission line and a substation. All work would be done in Cabell County, and would also benefit customers in Lincoln County. The proposed project will provide the area with a modern and robust transmission network capable of reducing the likeliness of power outages to residential, commercial and industrial customers.  The proposed transmission line would originate from an existing Appalachian Power transmission line just south of Culloden, West Virginia. From there, the route would head southwest through Cabell County crossing Charleys Creek and Little Two Mile Creek Roads. The 4 miles of line would end at Balls Gap, a proposed substation located just east of E. Mud River Rd.  Construction is expected to start fall 2016 and be completed by the end of 2017. The estimated budget for the project is $20 million.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Appalachian Power Co. 4 138 WV WV 2017
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
20 Operating near Culloden, WV Balls Gap Substation
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2016 RFC PJM US