- Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2015

BLAND, Va. (AP) - Appalachian Power is awaiting a decision by regulators on its plan to upgrade a transmission line in Virginia and West Virginia.

The company filed an application with the State Corporation Commission in September seeking approval of the $80 million project. Appalachian Power spokesman John Shepelwich told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (https://bit.ly/1Qe5KTc ) that the company is waiting for the case to be decided.

Appalachian Power plans to upgrade about 20 miles of a transmission line from 69 kilovolts to 138 kilovolts. Most of the work will be done in Bland and Wythe counties. A one-mile section of the project will be in Mercer County, West Virginia.

The project also includes adding another 5 miles of transmission line and installing a new substation.

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Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, https://www.bdtonline.com

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