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Hamilton County 69kV Substation and Transmission Line

Overall Project Description

Carmel and Fishers have been steadily growing. As Hamilton County's primary electric supplier, Duke Energy is responsible for providing a safe and reliable supply of electric power for our customers. To meet this area’s growing needs, we are planning upgrades and additions to our energy delivery system in the county.

A large part of the project involves installing a second power line above existing overhead lines along portions of Gray Road, 106th Street, 116th Street, Allisonville Road and Cumberland Road in Carmel and Fishers. A smaller section of the project involves building a new line where none exists today along a portion of Gray Road between 116th Street and 126th Street in Carmel. A new substation - a distribution point for power - is also planned for the northwest corner of Allisonville Road and 106th Street in Fishers.

Why Is Duke Energy Building a New Substation?

This new substation is a vital part of Duke Energy's service commitment and obligation to provide a continuous supply of reliable and affordable electricity to its customers in this fast-growing area of Hamilton County.

This new substation will be a vital part of Duke Energy's continuing obligation to provide reliable electric service to its customers in this fast-growing area of Hamilton County. This project is part of a major $10 million Fishers infrastructure improvement which will upgrade the power system in this area to continue to meet current and future energy demands.

Protecting Reliability

This project, along with the planned substation at Allisonville Road and 106th Street, will be a vital part of Duke Energy's obligation to provide reliable electric service to customers in the county.

  • It will provide additional power capacity to this fast-growing area of Hamilton County.
  • It will enhance service reliability by reducing the length of power lines to customers from substations. This means that if a section of line is damaged by weather-related events, fewer customers should be affected and power restored more quickly.
  • It will enable us to serve more customers from multiple substations which should also reduce outage times.

Public Participation

Public participation is a vital part of the Duke Energy's electric transmission construction program. The company held two community workshops and engaged in regular communications with neighbors to share information on these Hamilton County projects. The community workshops provided an opportunity for participants to receive answers to questions about the future substation and planned transmission line projects from various members of the Duke Energy team. 

Contact

Please submit any questions or comments to fishersretailproject@duke-energy.com.