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AEP to upgrade transmission lines

Published On: Aug 21 2013 06:45:03 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 21 2013 03:53:10 PM CDT

Appalachian Power is upgrading a transmission line that runs through western Virginia.

The company says it will replace the wire on the line by 2016. It will cost $40 million.

That will also include replacing seven towers and adding four new ones.

The upgrades will allow the line to carry more current.

Appalachian Power serves 500,000 customers in Virginia.