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Avon Industrial Park 138-kV Loop Line

Avon Reliability Projects

Working to improve reliability for customers in Washington Township.

Transmission Investments

Our goal at Duke Energy is to provide dependable power every day to the communities we serve. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. Our careful and continuous assessment of our Indiana electric system has identified the need to upgrade portions of the electric system in Avon to meet the current and projected growth in the area. 

Project Need

In 2000, Avon had a small population of 6,248 residents. Today, the town has grown to 24,183 residents and is enjoying an increase in new businesses and neighborhoods, particularly in Washington Township. The steady growth and changing energy needs of the community require Duke Energy to expand the reliable and cost-effective electric service we provide. 

We have identified the need for new transmission lines in Avon to meet the current and projected growth of the area. These new 138-kilovolt (kV) lines will help add capacity and support future demand increases, which can help reduce power outages and improve system reliability. By adding capacity to support future demand increases, this enhancement should help reduce power outages and help improve system reliability to area homes and businesses.

In June 2023, Duke Energy held two – virtual and in-person - open house meetings where we shared details about the Avon Reliability Projects. During those meetings, we also gathered valuable input from property owners, town, business and community leaders and other interested stakeholders. We received community input – more than 200 touchpoints – collected through phone calls, letters, emails and questionnaires during a 36-day public comment period.

After careful consideration of feedback received and extensive evaluation of other factors, such as land use, engineering, ecological and cultural considerations, we’ve concluded our studies and selected a preferred route for the two new 138-kilovolt (kV) power lines for the project area. 

One of the new transmission routes will originate at the existing Avon South Substation at 8239 E. Hendricks County Road 200 South and go east to Bradford Road before turning north to connect to the new Avon Industrial Substation in the AllPoints Midwest Industrial Park. The second route originates from the new Avon Industrial Substation and goes north along Bradford Road then turns west to tap an existing 138-kV circuit on Dan Jones Road, creating a transmission loop from the Avon South Substation, the Avon Industrial Substation and existing powerline as shown on the map below. We believe these routes are the best overall choice with the least impact to property owners, the community, and the environment.

Avon reliability project map

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 and 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 region.
  • Improves power quality and reliability for decades to come.
Our goal is to minimize impacts to nearby homes, businesses, the environment and cultural resources during construction.


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


On Thursday, June 1, 2023, we held the first of two public meetings online. During the live presentation, project team members discussed the route selection process, easements, construction, vegetation management, safety and more, followed by a question-and-answer session. 

If you didn't have computer access and/or were unable to attend, please call us at 800.820.9362 and provide your contact information. We will mail you a packet of information that was shared during the meeting.

In addition to the virtual open house, we hosted an in-person meeting on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at Avon High School Auxiliary Gymnasium, 7575 Hendricks County Road 150 South.
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If you have additional questions about the project, please call us at 800.820.9362, email

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