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Avon Industrial Park 138-kV Loop Line

Avon Reliability Project

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.
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Interactive Map

The Avon Reliability Project will feed a new 12-kV distribution substation that will be constructed on property acquired by Duke Energy in the All Points Industrial Park along Smith Road/Hendricks County Road 900 East. The transmission corridors are approximately 3 miles long. These new lines will be supported by light-duty galvanized steel poles, which are more reliable than wood utility poles.

Find your property and more. View the Interactive Map.

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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.

Engagement

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

Meetings

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 – and for your convenience – we also will be hosting an in-person meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at Avon High School Auxiliary Gymnasium, 7575 Hendricks County Road 150 South. Please enter the building at Door 31.

Instead of a presentation, the in-person meeting will be set up in an open house format, allowing you to attend as your schedule permits with various information stations. Duke Energy subject matter specialists will be present to address your questions and provide information, including visual displays of the project, an estimated timeline and other pertinent information. 

In addition to the virtual and in-person meetings, you will find the interactive virtual open house room below. This will be available for viewing during a 35-day public comment period from June 1, 2023, to July 6, 2023. 
 

Attend a Public Meeting or View Our Interactive Virtual Room

We invite you to attend one of the informational meetings or view the interactive virtual room to learn more about this project.
  • Join us In-Person

    Tuesday, June 6, 2023
    Drop in anytime from 6-8 p.m.
    Avon High School Auxiliary Gym
    7575 Hendricks County Road.150 S, Avon, Indiana

  • View Our Interactive Virtual Room

    Available for viewing during a 35-day public comment period from June 1, 2023, to July 6, 2023.

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We Want to Hear From You

There will be opportunities at both meetings to submit your comments. All public input becomes part of the official data collection record that we carefully consider during our siting evaluation process and before selecting a preferred route.

If you are unable to attend a meeting or if you have additional questions about the project, please call us at 800.820.9362, email MidwestTransmission@duke-energy.com or submit the project questionnaire below.

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    Learn about the importance of transmission infrastructure and how it plays a vital role in powering our communities.

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