November 23, 2022
  • November 23, 2022

Appalachian Power to Perform Transmission Upgrades in Pittsylvania County

By on September 17, 2021 0

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) – Power of the Appalachians announced plans to improve transmission in Pittsylvania County.

The company is planning upgrades to the electricity transmission system serving customers in the county. The Danville area transmission line reconstruction project includes approximately three miles of transmission line. The upgrades will replace aging equipment to ensure the grid can meet the region’s growing electrical needs, according to the AEP.

Appalachian Power said that upgrading equipment along the route of the power line also helps reduce the likelihood of larger and lasting outages by the community and reduces the frequency of maintenance.

The company plans to rebuild the power line in or near the existing right-of-way, starting at the Danville substation near Arnett Boulevard. The upgrades will travel east, cross the Danville Express Way and end at the East Danville substation at the Eagle Springs Road exit.

Representatives from Appalachian Power invite landowners to a virtual open house to learn more about the project and provide feedback. You can access this open day here.

Landowners in the project area should also be mailed a package with more details about the project and a comment card that can be returned with comments.

“Receiving feedback from the community is an essential part of the rebuilding process,” said George Porter, spokesperson for Appalachian Power.

Construction on the project will begin in fall 2022 and is expected to be completed by summer 2023.

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