Indiana Michigan Power
Indiana Michigan Power to upgrade transmission line in three rivers area

September 8, 2017

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an American Electric Power company, plans to invest about $13 million to improve the electric transmission system in the Three Rivers area.

The Three Rivers Transmission Line Rebuild Project is essential to ensure the continued reliable energy service is available to customers. Major project components include:

  • Rebuilding approximately 6 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line
  • Constructing the new Ripple Substation
  • Retiring the existing Three Rivers Substation

The existing infrastructure has reached an age where it needs to be replaced to better serve area customers. Rebuilding the line and constructing a new substation will address performance issues, improve the line's condition and increase reliability. The improvements will reduce both the number of outages and the time needed to restore service when they occur.

Local residents are invited to learn more about the Three Rivers Transmission Line Rebuild Project at a come-and-go open house on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Hoppin Elementary School, 415 N. Main St., Three Rivers. Attendees can arrive at any time to review maps, speak with company representatives and provide input regarding route selection. The open house allows I&M an opportunity to communicate directly with landowners, gaining their feedback regarding the project and proposed route options.

Construction is expected to start in fall 2018 and be completed by summer 2019. Additional information is also available on the project website at www.IndianaMichiganPower.com/ThreeRivers

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and its 2,450 employees serve more than 589,000 customers. More than half of its generation is emission-free, including 2,278 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan, 450 MW of purchased wind generation from Indiana, 22 MW of hydro generation in both states and approximately 15 MW of large-scale solar generation in both states. The company's generation portfolio also includes 2,600 MW of coal-fueled generation in Indiana.

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also operates 223,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 31,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP's headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

For more information:

Indiana Michigan Power

110 E Wayne St
Fort Wayne, Indiana
United States, 46802
Tel: 260-425-2355

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