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Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power (AEP), plans to invest $500 million to upgrade northeast Indiana's electricity transmission infrastructure.

The initiative, dubbed Powering Up Northeast Indiana, includes projects that will help ensure the continued reliability of the transmission system, I&M says.

According to I&M, Powering Up Northeast Indiana involves rebuilding and improving power lines, installing some new transmission lines, building and improving substations, and updating equipment. The project will help strengthen transmission capability in and around Fort Wayne, the utility adds.

I&M reports that the initiative is being done in conjunction with AEP Indiana Michigan Transmission Co., a transmission-only company that finances, develops, constructs, owns and operates new transmission assets in the I&M service territory.

The work, I&M notes, is part of a larger regional upgrade effort by AEP, with most costs spread among a number of utilities.


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