Wooton - StinnettTransmission Line Rebuild Project


Kentucky Power officials plan to upgrade the electric transmission grid in Leslie County.

The project involves:

  • Rebuilding approximately 11 miles of 161-kV transmission line between the Wooton Substation and the Stinnett Substation
  • Upgrading equipment at the Wooton, Leslie and Stinnett substations

Crews plan to replace the wooden poles from the 1940s with steel H-frames and lattice tower structures and install new wires along the power line route. These upgrades ensure more reliable electric service to the community and reduce longer, community-sustained outages.

We are committed to keeping you informed about this project while also keeping customers and employees safe and healthy during COVID-19. 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 form on teh bottom of this page.

We are accepting feedback through Friday, July 30. We welcome and encourage your feedback.

Project Updates

01/31/22: Company representatives have determined a proposed power line route to buildthe line and plan to submit an application to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) later this year.

July 2021: Kentucky Power representatives announced the Wooton - Stinnett Transmission Line Rebuild Project. We invite you to review this website and enter our virtual open house to learn more and share your feedback. The virtual open house complies with physical distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during COVID-19. 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 form on teh bottom of this page. Please share your input by Friday, July 30.

Project Releases

News Release - July 8, 2021 (PDF)

Timeline

Project Timeline

Structures

Structure

Crews plan to install steel H-frame and lattice tower structures along the line route.

Typical Structure Height: Approximately 85 feet*
Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 120 feet*

At Kentucky Power, we are 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

Resources

Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Project Map 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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