Kentucky Power is planning to improve electric reliability to customers while increasing economic development opportunities in eastern Kentucky by making upgrades to the transmission grid in Pike and Floyd counties.
The Enterprise Park Economic & Area Improvements Project consists of building approximately 5 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and a new substation. The new line and substation will provide the 300-acre Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park with a robust source of power capable of handling continued customer growth. The project will require new right-of-way. Kentucky Power's existing Fords Branch Substation will be retired. Construction is expected to start this fall and be complete by summer 2019.
Kentucky Power will host an informational open house to introduce proposed study segments, answer questions about the project and gather feedback from the community. The open house will be Thursday, May 3, from 5:30-7:30p.m., at Pikeville High School at 120 Championship Drive in Pikeville. Landowner and community input on the proposed study segments will help determine the transmission line route.
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
* 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.