Pioneer Transmission, LLC is a joint venture formed by Duke Energy and American Electric Power (AEP) to build and operate approximately 290 miles of 765-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines and related facilities in Indiana.
The project links Duke Energy's Greentown Station (near Kokomo, Ind.) with AEP's Rockport Station (east of Evansville, Ind.).
The first segment of the project, a 70-mile 765-kV line, extends from Greentown Station west to Reynolds Station just north of Lafayette, Ind. Pioneer and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) are working together to develop and construct this segment of the project. Upon completion, Pioneer and NIPSCO will each own a portion of the Greentown to Reynolds segment.
The remaining 220 miles of the project will be developed, constructed, and owned by Pioneer Transmission, LLC.
The project will expand transmission to:
- Improve the reliability of the nation's transmission grid
- Enhance the efficiency and reliability of the region's transmission operators - Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and PJM Interconnection (PJM)
- More efficiently link the region's power plants and provide improved interconnections and access to regional sources of power
Pioneer Transmission will be regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The estimated cost of the Greentown to Rockport Project is approximately $1.1 billion.