Appalachian Power to build transmission, substation project

Appalachian Power filed a request with the Virginia State Corporation Commission to build an electric transmission project in parts of northern Campbell County and the southern part of the city of Lynchburg.

The project will add one new substation and nine miles of 138 kV transmission line to connect existing substations and ensure adequate and reliable electric service to accommodate future growth in the South Lynchburg area.

Appalachian introduced the project in November 2012. After extensive public comment, the company identified a preliminary preferred route and announced it in March 2013. It is the same route filed with regulators November 22. The 9.3-mile preferred route connects the company’s South Lynchburg, George Street and Brush Tavern substations to a new Lynbrook Substation in Campbell County.

The company hopes to complete the project for a desired in-service date of June 30, 2017. Its estimated overall cost is about $28 million.

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