Kentucky Power officials plan to upgrade the electric transmission grid in Pike County.
The project involves:
The project allows crews to retire transmission line that dates back to the 1930s. The existing line has experienced multiple power outages in recent years.
The project allows crews to retire the Elwood Substation due to:
The proposed project upgrades increase electric reliability for area customers and strengthen the local electric system.
We are committed to keeping you informed about this project. Please review the information on this website and click on the virtual open house button at the right to learn more about the project. We also invite you to view our project maps and interactive map above. Please use Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari internet browsers for the best user experience. You may submit comments and questions about the project through the "Contact Us" link on this page.
We are accepting feedback through Wednesday, January 4. We welcome and encourage your feedback.
November 2022: Kentucky Power representatives announced the Myra Substation and Transmission Line Project. We will host an in-person open house in your area to provide an opportunity for residents to meet and talk with project representatives. Since there is no formal presentation, residents may join the planned event at any time.
Also, we invite you to review this website and enter our virtual open house to learn more and share your feedback. For the virtual open house, please use Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari internet browsers for the best user experience. You may submit comments and questions about the project through the "Contact Us" link on this page. Please share your input by Wednesday, January 4.
Crews plan to install a substation and steel lattice towers along the line route.
Typical Structure Height: Approximately 125 feet*
Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*
Typical Substation Height: Approximately 50 feet*
*Exact structure, height, and right-of-way requirements may vary.
Substations serve as electrical intersections directing the flow of electricity and either decrease or increase voltage levels for transport. Substations transform 69-kV and 138-kV electricity into lower distribution level voltages such as 34.5-kV, 12-kV, or 7.2-kV.
*Substation shown is a general depiction of the proposed facilities for the project. It does not represent final design.
Please note that these maps are preliminary and do not reflect any final power line route decisions.
Step 1: Below is an Overview Map that displays the entire project area. Please use the Overview Map to find the general location of your property.