APCo announces power grid upgrades
- Aug 12, 2022 1:01 pm GMT
According to APCo, the
rebuilding approximately 11 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line;
building a new Scenic Road Substation; and
retiring the Fries Substation.
The plan calls for crews to install a second power source to address aging equipment along the existing Fries-Independence transmission line, replacing wooden structures from the 1950s with modern steel poles.
"We're really excited to have this opportunity to ensure continued reliable electric service for customers in Grayson County," said
APCo invites landowners and community members to the open house on
Those who are not able to attend can visit the project website at AppalachianPower.com/Fries-Independence. Landowners within the project area can expect to receive a packet in the mail that includes additional project details and a comment card they can return with their feedback.
According to APCo, this project — along with the recently announced multi-component
The company said crews plan to begin construction on the
Together, these improvements are expected to reduce extended, community-wide outages and strengthen the power grid in the
According to APCo, the rebuild begins at the proposed Point Lookout Substation on
A fact sheet from the company says it will begin communicating with property owners about right-of-way acquisition this fall, and a proposed route will be announced in early 2023.
For more information, visit aeptransmission.com/virginia/Fries-Independence/.
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