PSC Holds Hearing on EKPC Transmission Line

By: Kelly Sparks
By: Kelly Sparks

The Kentucky Public Commission held a hearing Tuesday night in Bowling Green to receive public comment on a proposal by East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) to build new power lines in our area.

EKPC is proposing to construct four segments of 161-kilovolt lines, totaling about 94 miles in Barren, Butler, Ohio and Warren counties.

About 47 new miles of line would be in new right-of-way.

While some residents feel new lines would be a great benefit to the area, others disagree saying the power lines will only downgrade their property.

The application and related documents are available on the PSC website: The case number is 2005-00207.

Written comments are being accepted. You may mail them to:

P.O. Box 615
Frankfort, KY 40602

or faxed to:

(502) 564-9625

or sent by email from PSC website

The evidentiary hearing in the case will be held at 9 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the PSC offices at 211 Sower Boulevard in Frankfort. There will be no comments taken at the evidentiary hearing.

The PSC is an agency within the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. It regulates more than 1,500 gas, water, sewer, electric and telecommunication utilities operating in Kentucky.

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