Thursday, December 8 2022 Sign In   |    Register

News Quick Search



Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Dec 05
Week of Nov 28
Week of Nov 21
Week of Nov 14
Week of Nov 07
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization


Pro Plus(+)

Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News

    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    Appalachian Power in-person open house set about Bluefield power substation upgrade

    June 3, 2022 - Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va.


      Jun. 3—BLUEFIELD, Va. — People with questions about plans for upgrading the local electric grid will have an opportunity June 6 to talk to Appalachian Power representatives about the project and what it means to the community.

      Appalachian Power plans to upgrade the local power grid in Bluefield, Va. This installation, the Hockman Substation Project, will build a new 138-kilovolt (kV) substation and a quarter mile of transmission line.

      The community has been invited to an open house Monday, June 6 at Graham Middle School in Bluefield, Va. This in-person event, open from 5 to 7 p.m., will give residents the opportunity to talk with power company representatives about the project. People can come at any time, and there will be no formal presentation about the project.

      George Porter, an Appalachian Power spokesperson, said Thursday that there are no planned power outages during the project's construction.

      "This project is not related to the recent filing we had for a rate increase," Porter said, adding that the power company does not try to recoup expenses on new infrastructure until it has been placed in service, so any impact on rates would be "further down the road."

      The Bluefield, Va. area has not had any new electric facilities for close to 40 years, Porter said. Over that time, the population has grown and new businesses have arrived, so there is a continued strain on the local power grid. The project will help relieve some of the stress, and make the area more appealing to new businesses when they see ready-made power facilities.

      The project is located within Bluefield, Va. on Appalachian Power property located off of South College Avenue near the former Magic Mart warehouse. This project includes a 50,000-square foot substation and a quarter-mile of transmission line including three steel two-pole structures.

      — Contact Greg Jordan at

      Contact Greg Jordan at


      (c)2022 the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Bluefield, W.Va.)

      Visit the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Bluefield, W.Va.) at

      Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


    Other Articles - T&D Automation


       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.