December 8, 2022
  • December 8, 2022

Appalachian Power Announces Transmission Upgrades in Pittsylvania County

By on September 19, 2021 0


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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Upgrades are planned for the electric transmission system serving Appalachian Power customers in Pittsylvania County.

The Danville Area Transmission Line Reconstruction Project involves rebuilding approximately three miles of transmission line.

Upgrades will replace aging equipment to ensure the power grid can meet the growing needs of the communities they serve.

Upgrading the equipment, according to the company, will also help reduce the likelihood of larger outages and likely reduce the frequency with which maintenance needs to be performed.

The company plans to rebuild the power line in or near the existing right-of-way and will begin at the Danville substation located on Arnett Boulevard in the town of Danville and will continue east, crossing the Danville Expressway and will terminate at the East Danville Substation located near Eagle Springs Road.

A virtual open house will be held to allow residents to learn more about this project and provide feedback to the project team. To see the virtual open house, Click here.

Landowners in the project area can expect to receive in the mail a package with additional details and a comment card to complete and mail back with their comments.

Construction is expected to begin next fall and end the following summer in 2023.

Map of the Danville region transmission line reconstruction project

Factsheet on the Danville Region Transmission Line Reconstruction Project

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