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Appalachian Power plans upgrades in Henry County

Appalachian Power plans to rebuild approximately 15 miles of transmission line in Henry County to increase reliability to customers. The Fieldale – Ridgeway Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading equipment that resulted in multiple service interruptions for customers south of Fieldale down to the Virginia-North Carolina border, and east of Ridgeway toward Sandy Level. The company plans to seek approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission later this year. If approved, construction is expected to start in fall 2023 and last about two years. 

Appalachian Power plans to rebuild approximately 15 miles of transmission line in Henry County to increase reliability to customers. The Fieldale – Ridgeway Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading equipment that resulted in multiple service interruptions for customers south of Fieldale down to the Virginia-North Carolina border, and east of Ridgeway toward Sandy Level. The company plans to seek approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission later this year. If approved, construction is expected to start in fall 2023 and last about two years. 


AEP Foundation awards $81K to James River Environmental Education Program

The James River will be the site for in-depth river studies and environmental stewardship education for middle and high high school students.

The James River will be the site for in-depth river studies and environmental stewardship education for middle and high high school students.


Appalachian Power seeks increase for transmission costs in Virginia

The company filed a request this month with the Virginia State Corporation Commission seeking recovery of electric transmission costs. The rate change is the first sought by the company since 2017 for transmission infrastructure improvements.

The company filed a request this month with the Virginia State Corporation Commission seeking recovery of electric transmission costs. The rate change is the first sought by the company since 2017 for transmission infrastructure improvements.


Appalachian Power seeks renewable energy projects with option for battery storage

The request for bids supports Virginia's goal to reach 100-percent clean energy by 2050. 

The request for bids supports Virginia's goal to reach 100-percent clean energy by 2050. 


Roanoke County launches planning effort with Appalachian Power grant

ELEVATE Roanoke County wll promote good business climate, growth in jobs and investment, economic health and recovery.

ELEVATE Roanoke County wll promote good business climate, growth in jobs and investment, economic health and recovery.


Leadership WV receives $25,000 from AEP Foundation as part of company's ongoing diversity & inclusion initiative

American Electric Power Foundation has committed $5,000 annually for five years for a Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship to Leadership West Virginia.

American Electric Power Foundation has committed $5,000 annually for five years for a Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship to Leadership West Virginia.


Appalachian Power plans transmission upgrades to increase electric reliability in Raleigh and Wyoming counties

Appalachian Power plans to increase electric reliability to customers by upgrading the power grid in Raleigh and Wyoming counties. The Trap Hill Area Transmission Line Project includes building about 6 miles of transmission line, a new substation and making upgrades to three existing stations. The work is being performed to provide the area with an additional power source allowing crews the ability to conduct maintenance work without interrupting service to customers. 

Appalachian Power plans to increase electric reliability to customers by upgrading the power grid in Raleigh and Wyoming counties. The Trap Hill Area Transmission Line Project includes building about 6 miles of transmission line, a new substation and making upgrades to three existing stations. The work is being performed to provide the area with an additional power source allowing crews the ability to conduct maintenance work without interrupting service to customers. 


Appalachian Power seeks commission approval of broadband infrastructure expansion project in Logan, Mingo counties

Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, today submitted an application to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) for approval of a broadband infrastructure expansion project that will facilitate broadband access in unserved areas of Logan and Mingo counties.

Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, today submitted an application to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) for approval of a broadband infrastructure expansion project that will facilitate broadband access in unserved areas of Logan and Mingo counties.


Smith Mountain Project crews remove a record 20 million pounds of debris in 2020

Appalachian Power lake crews removed a record 10,417 tons of debris from the Smith Mountain Project in 2020. The more than 10,000 tons, or 20 million pounds, shattered the previous mark set in 2019 of 5,731 tons. 

Appalachian Power lake crews removed a record 10,417 tons of debris from the Smith Mountain Project in 2020. The more than 10,000 tons, or 20 million pounds, shattered the previous mark set in 2019 of 5,731 tons. 


Appalachian Power, Wheeling Power to make additional funds available to West Virginia customers for financial assistance

Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, requested and received Public Service Commission of West Virginia approval of a plan to reduce restrictions on the company’s Fresh Start Fund in order to help West Virginia residential customers pay their electric bills.

Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, requested and received Public Service Commission of West Virginia approval of a plan to reduce restrictions on the company’s Fresh Start Fund in order to help West Virginia residential customers pay their electric bills.


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