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Appalachian Power Seeks Virginia Regulatory Approval For Estimated $39.8m Rebuild Project

April 30, 2021
The project includes rebuilding an 11.6-mile section of the Reusens-Altavista 138-kV transmission line asset from the Reusens substation to the New London substation.

Appalachian Power Company on April 30 filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission an application for approval of its proposed Reusens to New London 138-kV Rebuild Project.

The project involves:

  • Rebuilding, almost entirely within existing right of way (ROW), an 11.6-mile section of the Reusens-Altavista 138-kV transmission line asset from the Reusens substation to the New London substation, of which about 5.5 miles consist of double-circuit, 138-kV construction, and about 6.1 miles consist of single-circuit, 138-kV construction
  • Installing a 57.6 MVAr cap bank at the Brush Tavern substation to address low-voltage concerns from operations during construction outages for the project and upcoming projects in the area
  • Removing two structures and replacing with one structure on the Reusens-South Lynchburg 138-kV transmission line where it crosses the Reusens-Altavista line in order to co-locate the two transmission lines onto one new structure at the point of intersection

The project would rebuild the existing 138-kV transmission line, which is more than 70 years old and must be rebuilt, in part, due to the combination of risk, condition, and performance of the infrastructure, the company added.

The project connects several area substations, which serve a large, combined peak load of about 100 MVA, the company said.

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