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

    9/24/2019 - Kentucky Power continues to work with Braidy Industries to finalize plans for the project. The company expects to reach out to affected landowners the beginning of 2020 to discuss next steps. A new project schedule will be announced next year. 

    10/05/18 -- The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued a conditional Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing Kentucky Power approval to construct the project.  

    6/27/18 - Kentucky Power filed a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the Kentucky Public Service Commission seeking approval to construct the EastPark Transmission Project. The company’s application can be viewed under the “Regulatory” section on this page.

    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.

    News Releases


    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.


    Please click the below link to view Kentucky Power’s application to the Public Service Commission. Case number for this application is 2018-00072.

    * 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.