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Indiana Michigan Power is “Powering the Next Investment in Reliability” in Marion

November 10, 2021

November 10, 2021


FORT WAYNE, Ind. Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is committed to providing safe and reliable energy service to its customers. That’s why I&M plans to invest $2.2 million to upgrade the electric transmission network in Marion, Ind., in 2023. Today, the company announced the Wiremill Substation and Extension Project that starts in early 2023 and concludes the summer of 2023. 


The Wiremill Substation and Extension Project involves:


  • Building the Wiremill Substation located near the intersection of East 5th Street and South Shunk Street
  • Building 0.25 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line connecting Wiremill Substation to an existing transmission line near the intersection of East 4th Street and South Shunk Street
  • Retiring Anaconda Substation near the intersection of East 8th Street and South Shunk Street


Plans call for retiring the deteriorating Anaconda Substation, originally built in 1950. The substation is still supported with some of the original wood structures, though many are deteriorating and require frequent maintenance. 


“We are committed to improving reliability for the communities we serve,” said Brian Recker, project outreach specialist for American Electric Power, I&M’s parent company. “The aging substation has experienced frequent outages in recent years and building the new Wiremill Substation will improve electric service for customers now and in the future.” 


I&M representatives plan to communicate project updates with landowners in the area throughout the process. 


Additional details are available at IndianaMichiganPower.com/Wiremill.


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