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EastPark Transmission Project

Kentucky Power is planning to strengthen the power grid and increase economic development opportunities in eastern Kentucky by making significant upgrades to the electric system in Boyd County.

The EastPark Transmission Project will consists of building approximately 3 miles of transmission line and a new substation to provide electric service to Braidy Industries planned aluminum mill facility in the EastPark Industrial Center. Once complete, the work will provide the 1,000-acre business park with a reliable and robust power source capable of handling continued customer growth.

Kentucky Power plans to file for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the Kentucky Public Service Commission this spring. Upon approval, construction is expected to start this fall and be complete by the end of 2019.

Project Updates

Kentucky Power announced its proposed line route for the EastParkTransmission Project. The proposed route was determined following an informational open house where the company introduced study segments, shared details and gathered public input. Kentucky Power’s right-of-way group will contact affected landowners to discuss further project details.

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Fact Sheet



  • Typical Height: Approximately 90 feet
  • Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet

Structure type will vary along the line route depending on project needs. Kentucky Power is committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of homes and businesses while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

AEP is committed to meeting the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary


Substation shown is a general depiction of proposed facility. It does not represent final design.

Substations serve as electrical intersections converting the power to voltage levels for use in homes, businesses, and industrial facilities.

* The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.