EastParkTransmission 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

12/01/2020: Kentucky Power continues to work with Braidy Industries to finalize plans for the project. A new project schedule will be announced once plans are finalized.

11/27/2020: Kentucky Power continues to work with Braidy Industries to finalize plans for the project. A new project schedule will be announced once plans are finalized.

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.

Project Releases

EastPark News Release - March 1, 2018 (PDF)

EastPark News Release - February 8, 2018 (PDF)

Map

Project Map (PDF)

Regulatory

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

www.psc.ky.gov

Timeline

Project Timeline

Structures

Structure

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

Substation

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.

Resources

Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

Kentucky Power serves approximately 172,000 customers in eastern Kentucky.

www.KentuckyPower.com

Cortney Mustard

Project Outreach Specialist
833-313-3743
camustard@aep.com

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