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.

Project Updates

September 2023: Right-of-way agents are currently working with impacted landowners. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2024. Construction from Wooton Substation to Leslie Substation is expected to be complete by late 2024. Construction from Leslie Substation to Stinnett Substation is expected to conclude by late 2025.

September 2022: The company received PSC approval. The project involves rebuilding approximately 11 miles of 161-kV transmission line between Wooton and Stinnett substations and upgrading equipment at Wooton, Leslie and Stinnett substations.

January 2022: 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.

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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


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Kentucky Power serves approximately 163,000 customers in eastern Kentucky.

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