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Avon Industrial Park 138-kV Loop Line

Transmission Investments

Our goal at Duke Energy is to provide dependable power every day to the communities we serve. To keep that commitment, we need to build a new 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Avon, Ind., to add capacity for current and future electrical system demand and to adequately serve the community. The new power line will feed a new 12-kV distribution substation and provide a continuous, enhanced reliable flow of energy for you and your community. Our goal is to minimize impacts to nearby homes, businesses, the environment and cultural resources during construction.

Project Need

Based on current demand growth in this area and future projections, this project will help ensure power quality and continued reliability for the commercial All Points Industrial Park in fast-growing Washington Township and nearby residential neighborhoods in Avon and Plainfield. By adding capacity to support future demand increases, this enhancement should help reduce power outages and improve system reliability to area homes and businesses.

Project Description

The Avon Industrial Park 138-kV Line Loop project will feed the new substation to be constructed on property acquired by Duke Energy in the All Points Industrial Park along Smith Road. This new infrastructure will be supported by new, light-duty galvanized steel poles, which are more reliable than the existing wood utility poles. The transmission corridor is about 3 miles long.

Benefits to the Community

  • Provides additional capacity to continue to deliver reliable electricity to meet the growing needs of Avon and Duke Energy customers
  • Provides more options for delivering and managing power in the area enhancing the integrity of the system
  • Improves electrical system reliability
  • Better addresses the impact of severe weather in the community
  • Maintains a robust system for supplying and delivering electricity, which is integral to ensuring the continued economic growth and prosperity of the city and region
  • Improves power quality and reliability for decades to come


Community engagement is an essential part of our siting process and allows us to receive input and share information about this project.


A public open house meeting was held July 25, 2017 at the Light and Life Free Methodist Church, 8264 East Hendricks County Road 100 South, Avon, Ind.

A 30-day public comment period allowed affected stakeholders to provide vital input used in evaluating and selecting the preferred routes for the transmission lines.

Comments can be made in the following ways:


Duke Energy continues to work out details of this project with all affected stakeholders.

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