Eastern Kentucky Transmission Program

Kentucky Power plans to strengthen the power grid in eastern Kentucky by making upgrades to aging transmission infrastructure in Perry and Leslie counties.

The Hazard - Wooton Project is the first project under the Eastern Kentucky Transmission Program. The project will rebuild approximately 7 miles of existing 161-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and make upgrades to other transmission facilities to ensure continued reliable electric service to customers.

Construction is expected to begin summer 2018 and be complete by fall 2019. Estimated budget for this phase is $45 million.

Project Updates

Kentucky Power held an informational open house in late August to introduce proposed study segments and answer questions related to the project. Kentucky Power to filed for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the Kentucky Public Service Commission in November 2017. 

News Releases

Overiew Map

Fact Sheets




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