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 Transmission Line Project involves rebuilding approximately 7 miles of existing 161-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and making upgrades to other transmission facilities. These upgrades help to ensure continued reliable electric service to customers.
Construction is currently underway and expected to be complete by the end of 2021.
12/07/20: Transmission line construction is complete and the line is in-service. Substation construction is expected to begin in Spring 2021. All work is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
1/6/20: Access roads and tree-clearing activities are complete. Crews plan to begin transmission line construction early this year. Company representatives expect construction to conclude by the end of the year.
7/23/19: Crews are currently clearing trees and building access roads. Construction of the transmission line begins next year. You will receive updates on the schedule as the project moves forward.
3/16/18: Kentucky Power received approval to construct the Hazard - Wooton transmission line portion of the project. The company’s application can be viewed under the “Regulatory” section on this page.
11/17/17: Kentucky Power filed a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the Kentucky Public Service Commission seeking approval to construct the Hazard - Wooton Project.
8/24/17: Kentucky Power held an informational open house to introduce the proposed study segments and answer questions related to the project.
Project Map (PDF)
Please click the below link to view Kentucky Power’s application to the Public Service Commission. Case number for this application is 2018-00072.
* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary.