NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF AN APPLICATION BY APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY FOR APPROVAL AND CERTIFICATION OF THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRANSMISSION RELIABILITY PROJECT UNDER TITLE 56 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA CASE NO. | Legal Announcements

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF AN APPLICATION BY APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY FOR APPROVAL AND CERTIFICATION OF THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRANSMISSION RELIABILITY PROJECT UNDER TITLE 56 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA CASE NO. PUR-2021-00001 On January 26, 2021, Appalachian Power Company (“APCo” or “Company”) filed with the State Corporation Commission (“Commission”) an application for approval and certification to construct and operate electric transmission facilities in the City of Lynchburg and Albermarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell, and Nelson Counties, Virginia (“Application”). APCo filed the Application pursuant to § 56 46.1 of the Code of Virginia (“Code”) and the Utility Facilities Act, Code § 56 265.1 et seq. APCo seeks to: (i) build a new 11.1 mile long 138 kilovolt (“kV”) transmission line from the Company’s Joshua Falls Substation to its Riverville Substation (the “Joshua Falls-Riverville 138 kV transmission line”); (ii) build a new 6.3 mile long 138 kV transmission line from the Company’s Riverville Substation to Central Virginia Electric Cooperative’s Gladstone Substation (the “Riverville-Gladstone 138 kV transmission line”); (iii) build two new 138 kV substations and associated transmission line extensions (the “James River 138 kV Substation” and the “Soapstone 138 kV Substation”); (iv) expand and/or improve the Company’s Riverville, Monroe, Amherst, Boxwood, Scottsville, Clifford and Joshua Falls Substations; (v) rebuild approximately 12.2 miles of the Amherst-Reusens 69 kV transmission line; and (vi) install and/or upgrade other related transmission line, substation, telecommunication, and distribution facilities (collectively, the “Project”). APCo states that the Project is necessary to maintain the structural integrity and reliability of its transmission system in compliance with mandatory North American Electric Reliability Corporation Reliability Standards. More specifically, the Company states that the Project will accommodate future growth in Amherst, Nelson and Albemarle Counties, mitigate thermal and voltage reliability criteria violations, and replace aging infrastructure that is at the end of its service life. The Company states that the desired in-service date for the Project is December 1, 2025. The Company represents that the estimated conceptual cost of the Project is approximately $147.7 million, which includes approximately $95.1 million for transmission-related work and $52.6 million for substation-related work. APCo asserts that the Project will require new right-of-way (“ROW”) easements for the construction of the Joshua Falls-Riverville 138 kV transmission line and the Riverville-Gladstone 138 kV transmission line. The Project will also require some updated and supplemental ROW easements for the rebuild of the Amherst-Reusens 69 kV transmission line. APCo represents that, following extensive outreach, public input and analysis, the Company considered 25 possible substation sites for the two proposed new substations, and developed four alternative routes for the proposed Joshua Falls-Riverville 138 kV transmission line, and two alternative routes for the proposed Riverville-Gladstone 138 kV transmission line. Description of the Project The Project includes the 11.1 mile Joshua Falls-Riverville 138 kV transmission line; the 6.3 mile Riverville-Gladstone 138 kV transmission line; the 12.2 mile Amherst-Reusens 69 kV Transmission Line rebuild; the new James River 138 kV Substation and 400 feet of new 138 kV double circuit transmission line; and the new Soapstone 138 kV Substation and 600 feet of new 138 kV double circuit transmission line. The proposed route of the Joshua Falls-Riverville 138 kV transmission line begins at the Company’s Joshua Falls Substation located near Mt. Athos Road in Campbell County, approximately five miles east of the City of Lynchburg, on the south side of the James River. The proposed route exits south from the Joshua Falls Substation for approximately one-third of a mile, turns east, and after approximately 1 mile enters Appomattox County. The route continues in an easterly direction generally paralleling the James River corridor for approximately 2.7 miles, avoiding Chestnut Mountain. The proposed route turns northeast and continues for approximately 1.5 miles, crossing Dreaming Creek Road and a large commercial timber tract located to the northwest and parallel to Route 611 (Trinity Road). The route turns north for approximately 0.9 mile, turns northeast and continues for approximately 2.2 miles generally to the north and parallel to Route 605 (Beckham Road), and crosses Route 623. The route continues for approximately 1 mile, turns north near the community of Beckham, continues for approximately 0.9 mile, crosses the James River at Christian Island into Amherst County, and continues for approximately 0.6 mile. The route enters the expanded Riverville Substation on the Grief Paper Mill complex located adjacent to the James River, near the community of Riverville, and south of Stapleton Road. The proposed route of the Riverville-Gladstone 138 kV transmission line exits at the Riverville Substation, begins north on Grief Paper Mill property for approximately 1 mile and crosses Stapleton Road, continues north for approximately 0.2 mile, and crosses Riverville Road. The route continues for approximately 0.6 mile and turns northeast, continues for approximately 0.6 mile, crosses Old Galilee Road, continues for approximately 0.8 mile, and enters Nelson County. The proposed route continues northeasterly for approximately 0.8 mile parallel and to the north of Piedmont Road, turns east, continues for approximately 0.3 mile, and crosses Piedmont Road. The proposed route continues for approximately 2.0 mile parallel and to the south of US Hwy 60, crosses Hwy 60, and ends at a switch structure adjacent to Central Virginia Electric Cooperative’s Gladstone Substation located on Hwy 60 near Spring Lane and the community of Five Forks. The primary structure types for the Joshua Falls-Riverville-Gladstone 138 kV transmission lines will be a steel H-frame and three-pole structures. The average height will be approximately 70 feet with structure heights ranging between 55 and 100 feet. The two 138 kV lattice towers necessary to span the James River into Riverville Substation will have an average height of approximately 100 feet, with structure heights ranging between 80 and 120 feet. Additionally, approximately 1,000 feet of the existing Amherst-Riverville 138 kV transmission line will be relocated at the Riverville Substation. The primary structure type for the 138 kV relocation will be monopole with structure heights ranging between 80 and 110 feet, with an average height of 100 feet. The Amherst-Reusens 69 kV transmission line rebuild is located on or near the existing transmission line right-of-way. The proposed route begins at the Company’s 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, VA). The proposed route exits the Reusens Substation over the James River for approximately 0.1 mile, entering Amherst County, and continues for about 0.4 mile. On the east side of the James River, the route turns north for approximately 0.1 mile, turns northeast, continues approximately 0.7 mile, crosses Route 685 (River Road), continues approximately 1 mile, spans State Highway 130 (Elon Road), continues approximately 0.8 mile, and crosses Winesap Road south of the community of Winesap. The proposed route continues approximately 1.1 miles, crosses South Amherst Highway south of Monroe, and enters Monroe Substation (3389 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA). The route exits Monroe Substation, continues approximately 0.7 mile, turns more northeasterly, and generally parallels Route 604 (S. Coolwell Road) for approximately 2 miles, and crosses Izaak Walton Road. The route spans US Hwy 29 after approximately 1.4 miles, continues for approximately 1.2 miles, crosses Ebenezer Road, generally parallels the south side of Ebenezer Road for approximately 2.7 miles, and enters Amherst Substation located adjacent and south of US Highway 60 (110 Substation Lane, Amherst, VA). The Project includes the proposed Amherst Extension 138 kV transmission line which is about 500 feet in length. It exits the Amherst Substation, parallels the northwest side of the Amherst Substation, spans US Highway 60, and connects to the existing Boxwood-Amherst-Riverville 138 kV transmission line. The Amherst Extension will use a single double circuit monopole structure ranging in height between 120 and 130 feet. Lastly, a minor relocation of approximately 1,500 feet of the Boxwood Amherst-Riverville 138 kV transmission line is required northeast to southeast of the Amherst Substation. The relocation of the Boxwood-Amherst-Riverville 138 kV transmission line will use monopole structures with heights between 80 and 100 feet, averaging approximately 90 feet. The primary structure type for the Amherst-Reusens 69 kV rebuild will be a steel H-frame structure. The average height will be approximately 65 feet with structure heights ranging between 50 and 90 feet. In comparison, the majority of the existing wood H frame structures have an average height of approximately 50 feet. Additionally, to span the James River near Reusens Substation and existing lines, approximately three 69 kV/138 kV double circuit lattice towers will be necessary. The average height of those structures is approximately 150 feet, with structure heights ranging between 140 and 160 feet. The proposed James River Substation and 400-foot-long transmission line are located on the Company’s property in Nelson County, two miles south of Lovingston, Virginia on James River Road. One monopole double-circuit steel structure will be needed with an approximate height of 120 feet. The proposed Soapstone Substation and 600-foot-long transmission line are located on the Company’s property in Nelson County, approximately two miles south of the community of Schuyler, near Carter Road and Rockfish Crossing. Approximately three steel monopole structures will be needed with an approximate average height of 115 feet. The structure height range will be between 100 and 130 feet. All distances, heights, and directions are approximate. A sketch map of the proposal accompanies this notice. A more detailed map may be viewed on the Commission’s website: scc.virginia.gov/pages/Transmission-Line-Projects. The Commission may consider a route not significantly different from the routes described in this notice without additional notice to the public. A more complete description of the Project may be found in the Company’s Application. 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. 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. 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. The Commission entered an Order for Notice and Hearing in this proceeding that, among other things, scheduled public hearings on APCo’s Application. On June 28, 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 June 24, 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 scc.virginia.gov/pages/Webcasting; (ii) by email to [email protected]; or (iii) by calling 804-371-9141. This public witness hearing will be webcast at scc.virginia.gov/pages/Webcasting. On June 29, 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. An electronic copy of the Company’s Application may be obtained by submitting a written request to counsel for the Company, Noelle J. Coates, Esquire, American Electric Power Service Corporation, 1051 East Cary Street, Suite 1100, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or [email protected] On or before June 24, 2021, any interested person may file comments on the Application electronically by following the instructions on the Commission’s website: scc.virginia.gov/casecomments/Submit-Public-Comments. All comments shall refer to Case No. PUR 2021-00001. Any person or entity may participate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing, on or before May 11, 2021, a notice of participation. Notices of participation shall include the email addresses of the party or its counsel. The respondent simultaneously shall serve a copy of the notice of participation on counsel to the Company. 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. Any organization, corporation, or government body participating as a respondent must be represented by counsel as required by 5 VAC 5-20-30, Counsel, of the Rules of Practice. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUR-2021-00001. For additional information about participation as a respondent, any person or entity should obtain a copy of the Commission’s Order for Notice and Hearing. 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: scc.virginia.gov/pages/Case-Information. APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY