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Utility gets approval for upgrades in W.Va.

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 24, 2014 at 12:08 pm •  Published: January 24, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia regulators have approved a request by an Appalachian Power affiliate to upgrade transmission facilities in the Kanawha Valley.

The utility said Friday that the W.Va. Public Service Commission approved AEP West Virginia Transmission Company Inc.'s request this month.

Regulators found that the facilities will enhance the reliability of the electric transmission grid and prevent conditions that could cause thermal overloads.

The project will involve removing current transmission facilities and replacing them with more modern structures and equipment of the same voltage that can carry about twice the capacity of the original lines.

The cost for the two projects is estimated to be $173 million. Construction is expected to be complete in 2017.

Appalachian Power has 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee.


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