Transmission Project Information

Find information for current projects in Evergy jurisdiction. 

Current Projects
Growing demand for energy and changes to the electric grid to support renewables requires investments and expansion. These upgrades lay the foundation for reliable, affordable and safe energy accessible to our communities and customers.
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Property owners

Evergy’s real estate team acquires easements necessary for electrical transmission line projects. The team is committed to open, transparent and frequent communications with property owners.

When Evergy rebuilds an existing transmission line or constructs a new transmission line, it may be necessary to acquire easements. An Evergy project representative will contact property owners affected.

The project representative will share information regarding the project. During the acquisition process, the project representative will work with property owners, discuss proposed easement locations, rights, compensation, construction requirements, potential access routes, land restoration and damage settlements. We will work with landowners throughout the siting, design and construction process to minimize impacts to their properties. It is our goal to reach negotiated agreements with all landowners. 
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History

Evergy is committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable sources of energy today and well into the future. So we’re embracing alternative energy sources to generate more power with less impact to our environment and adopting new technologies that let our customers manage their energy use in ways that work for them.

Delivering power to Evergy’s 1.6 million customers across Kansas and Missouri uses 10,200 miles of transmission lines, 60,400 miles of distribution lines and nearly 875 substations.

Evergy’s transmission system has built out as the communities we serve grew. The communities in our service area continue to grow, which means we need to continue to upgrade our infrastructure to meet their current and future needs. We have also built additional transmission lines into communities because the redundancy helps ensure reliability. The expansion of renewable energy also requires infrastructure upgrades and investment.
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Overview Timeline

Transmission Project Overview timeline: Route study and selection, Easement acquisition, Community engagement, Surveying, soil boring and sampling, line engineering, right-of-way preparation, construction, right-of-way restoration

Arkansas City
  • Transmission Line Upgrade: Canal from the intersection of South D St. and East Harrison St. to the intersection of South 5th St. and West 5th Ave.
El Dorado
  • 69 kV Transmission Line Upgrade: Skelly Substation (located at Conner Ave. and Douglas Rd.) to Structure 189 (located nearly half a mile north of Sixth Ave. and Orchard St.)
Lawrence
Leawood
Olathe
Pittsburg
Salina
  • Transmission Line Upgrade: Smoky Hill Substation (located at Ninth Street and East Schilling Road) to Southgate Substation (located one-fourth mile east of South Ohio Street and East Wayne Avenue)
Topeka
  • 115 kV Transmission Line Upgrade: Heartland Substation (located at SW 77th St. and SW Topeka Blvd.) to near SE 81st and SE Croco Rd.
  • Transmission Line Upgrade: Second and Madison substation (located at Second and Madison streets) to Deer Creek substation (located near Second Street and Kellam Avenue) and Deer Creek substation to the Sixth and Golden substation (located at Sixth and Golden avenues)
Wichita
Kansas City
Lee's Summit
Pleasant Hill-Warrensburg
St. Joseph
Trenton
Winchester
Orrick-Richmond

Positive impacts...

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Clean energy committment

As more renewables come into our energy mix, the way we produce energy – and bring it to our homes and businesses – continues to evolve.
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Environmental responsibility

We work hard to both deliver reliable energy to you and respect the environment. 
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