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.
10/28/19 - Kentucky Power is delaying the project as we reevaluate electrical needs in the area.
12/14/18 - Kentucky Power received approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to construct the Enterprise Park Economic & Area Improvements Project.
8/10/18 - Kentucky Power filed a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the Kentucky Public Service Commission seeking approval to construct the Enterprise Park Economic Area Improvements Project. The company’s application can be viewed under the “Regulatory” section on this page.
6/25/18 - Kentucky Power has determined a proposed route and substation location for the Enterprise Park Economic & Area Improvements Project. The route and substation were determined by incorporating public input gathered from landowners and community members at an open house in May. Kentucky Power right-of-way agents will start reaching out to directly-involved property owners to discuss project specifics.
5/08/2018 - Kentucky Power held an open house on May 3 to introduce proposed study segments, answer questions related to the project and gather feedback from the community. The company will utilize the information gathered to determine a proposed transmission line route.
4/19/2018 - 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
Please click the below link to view Kentucky Power’s application to the Public Service Commission. Case number for this application is 2018-00209.
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