NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF AN APPLICATION BY APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY FOR APPROVAL AND CERTIFICATION OF THE REUSENS TO NEW LONDON 138 kV REBUILD PROJECT UNDER TITLE 56 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA CASE NO. PUR-2021-00049 On April 30, 2021, pursuant to § 56-46.1 of the Code of Virginia ("Code") and the Utility Facilities Act, Code § 56-265.1 et seq., Appalachian Power Company ("APCo" or "Company") filed an application and supporting documents with the State Corporation Commission ("Commission") for approval and certification to construct, own, operate, and maintain the Reusens to New London 138 kilovolt ("kV") Rebuild Project, to be located in Bedford and Campbell Counties, Virginia, and the City of Lynchburg, Virginia ("Application"). Specifically, APCo seeks approval to construct and operate: (a) an 11.6-mile long rebuild of the Reusens-Altavista 138 kV transmission line between the Company's Reusens Substation and the New London Substation; (b) associated improvements at the Company's Brush Tavern Substation in Campbell County, Virginia; and (c) the removal of two structures and replacement with one structure on the Reusens-South Lynchburg 138 kV transmission line where it crosses the Reusens-Altavista 138 kV transmission line in order to co-locate the two transmission lines onto one new structure at the point of intersection (collectively, the "Project"). According to the Application, the Project will rebuild 70 year-old infrastructure due to the infrastructure's inability to meet current National Electrical Safety Code standards, and due to the infrastructure's inadequate lightning protection and age-related deterioration. The Company further asserts that the Project would address the combination of risk, condition, and performance of the infrastructure in order to maintain reliability of the existing transmission network that serves customers in the region. According to the Application, all portions of the right of way ("ROW") for the Project are subject to existing easements. The Company further states that a small minority of the existing easement agreements contain some special provisions, such as those limiting the type of the structures permitted (e.g., wood versus steel), and the Company intends to address those situations through the acquisition of supplemental easements. APCo states that the desired in-service date is December 15, 2023, with an estimated construction time of 18 months. The Company further states that the estimated total cost of the Project is $39.8 million with $38.1 million in transmission line-related costs and $1.7 million for substation-related costs. Description of the Proposed Project The Proposed Route for the Project is 11.6 miles long and will be constructed almost entirely within existing transmission line ROW. The Proposed Route begins at the Company's existing Reusens Substation located in the northern portion of the City of Lynchburg and on the west side of the James River (200 Old Trents Ferry Road, Lynchburg, Virginia). The Proposed Route exits the Reusens Substation and travels southwest for approximately 0.5 mile crossing Old Trents Ferry Road and then State Route 645 (Trents Ferry Road), approximately 2,000 feet farther west. The Proposed Route turns southwest for approximately one mile through a residential area, crossing Locksview Road and Fieldale Road and then paralleling Old Spring Way, before reaching U.S. Route 501 Business (Boonsboro Road). The Proposed Route crosses Boonsboro Road at the Lynchburg Fire Department Station 5. On the west side of Boonsboro Road, the Proposed Route is immediately north of the Boonsboro Village Apartments complex and continues approximately one mile in another residential area, crossing Burnt Bridge Road, Hickory Hill Drive, Bon Ton Road and New Britain Drive. The Proposed Route crosses Irvington Springs Road and enters the Boonsboro Substation (180 Irvington Springs Road, Lynchburg, Virginia). After the Boonsboro Substation, the Proposed Route continues southwest for an additional 0.5 mile and crosses U.S. Route 501 (Northwest Expressway). After crossing Northwest Expressway, the Proposed Route continues for 1.3 miles where it crosses the Reusens-South Lynchburg 138 kV transmission line and the Project transitions from double circuit to single circuit. After the 138 kV line crossing, the Proposed Route is single-circuit and continues southwest for approximately 0.3 mile crossing State Route 660 (Hawkins Mill Road). After crossing Hawkins Mill Road, the Proposed Route continues southwest for approximately 1.9 miles crossing State Route 621 (Cottontown Road), Ivy Wolf Lane, and the Colonial Hills Golf Club course located off Gumtree Road. After the golf course, the Proposed Route continues across two Virginia Outdoor Foundation conservation easements for approximately one mile before crossing U.S. Route 221 (Forest Road) to enter the Forest Substation (15105 Forest Road, Forest, Virginia). The Proposed Route then turns south for 1.1 miles crossing several residential streets, including Woodbrook Lane, Old Hickory Lane and Otterview Road before reaching State Route 622 (Everett Road). After crossing Everett Road, the Proposed Route continues approximately 1.4 miles to enter the New London Substation (1810 Overland Road, Bedford, Virginia), located approximately 1.7 miles west of the Campbell County line. Structure types will be determined during final engineering, which includes ground surveys and geotechnical studies. Nevertheless, based on preliminary engineering, the Company anticipates primarily using steel double-circuit monopole structures and steel single-circuit monopole and H-frame structures for the Project. The anticipated structure heights on the double-circuit section of the Project (from the Reusens Substation to proposed structure 4-31A) range from 90 feet to 140 feet tall, with an average structure height of approximately 115 feet. The anticipated structure heights on the single circuit section of the Project (from proposed structure 4-31A to the New London Substation) range from 55 feet to 100 feet tall, with an average structure height of approximately 85 feet. All distances and directions are approximate. A sketch map of the proposed route accompanies this notice. A more detailed map of the proposed route may be viewed on the Commission's website: The Commission may consider a route not significantly different from the route described in this notice without additional notice to the public. A more complete description of the proposed Project also may be found in the Company's Application. Copies of the Application and other supporting materials may be inspected at An electronic copy of the Company's Application also may be obtained by submitting a written request to counsel for the Company, Noelle J. Coates, Esquire, American Electric Power Service Corporation, 3 James Center, 1051 East Cary Street, Suite 1100, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or The Commission has taken judicial notice of the ongoing public health emergency related to the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and the declarations of emergency issued at both the state and federal levels. In accordance therewith, all pleadings, briefs, or other documents required to be served in this matter shall be submitted electronically to the extent authorized by 5 VAC 5 20-150, Copies and format, of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure ("Rules of Practice"). Confidential and Extraordinarily Sensitive Information shall not be submitted electronically and should comply with 5 VAC 5-20-170, Confidential information, of the Rules of Practice. For the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, any person seeking to hand deliver and physically file or submit any pleading or other document shall contact the Clerk's Office Document Control Center at (804) 371-9838 to arrange the delivery. Pursuant to 5 VAC 5-20-140, Filing and service, of the Commission's Rules of Practice, the Commission has directed that service on parties and the Commission's Staff in this matter shall be accomplished by electronic means. Please refer to the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing or subsequent Hearing Examiner's Ruling for further instructions concerning Confidential or Extraordinarily Sensitive Information. The Commission entered an Order for Notice and Hearing in this proceeding that, among other things, scheduled public hearings on APCo's Application. On October 19, 2021, at 10 a.m., the Commission will hold a telephonic hearing, with no witness present in the Commission's courtroom, for the sole purpose of receiving the testimony of public witnesses. On or before October 15, 2021, any person desiring to offer testimony as a public witness shall provide to the Commission (a) your name, and (b) the telephone number that you wish the Commission to call during the hearing to receive your testimony. This information may be provided to the Commission in three ways: (i) by filling out a form on the Commission's website at; (ii) by email to; or (iii) by calling (804) 371-9141. This public witness hearing will be webcast at On October 20, 2021, at 10 a.m., either in the Commission's second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or by electronic means, the Commission will convene a hearing to receive testimony and evidence related to the Application from the Company, any respondents, and the Commission's Staff. Further details on this hearing will be provided by subsequent Commission Order or Hearing Examiner's Ruling. On or before October 15, 2021, any interested person may file comments on the Application electronically by following the instructions on the Commission's website: or by filing such comments with the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. All comments shall refer to Case No. PUR-2021-00049. Any person or entity may participate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing, on or before August 6, 2021, a notice of participation with the Clerk of the Commission at the address above or Such notice of participation shall include the email addresses of such parties or their counsel. A copy of the notice of participation as a respondent also shall be sent to counsel for the Company at the address set forth above. Pursuant to 5 VAC 5-20-80 B, Participation as a respondent, of the Commission's Rules of Practice, any notice of participation shall set forth: (i) a precise statement of the interest of the respondent; (ii) a statement of the specific action sought to the extent then known; and (iii) the factual and legal basis for the action. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUR-2021-00049. Interested persons should obtain a copy of the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing for further details on participation as a respondent. Any documents filed in paper form with the Office of the Clerk of the Commission in this docket may use both sides of the paper. In all other respects, except as modified by the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing, all filings shall comply fully with the requirements of 5 VAC 5-20-150, Copies and format, of the Commission's Rules of Practice. The Company's Application, the Commission's Rules of Practice, the Commission's Order for Notice and Hearing, and other documents filed in the case may be viewed on the Commission's website at: Information. APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY