Adding a second source of power into the Pantego Substation will create a networked transmission system for the area.
- Add redundancy
- operational flexibility
Dominion Energy currently operates a 115 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line that provides critical electric service to the counties of Beaufort, Hyde, Martin, Pitt, and Washington, as well as the Town of Belhaven.
The nearly 44-mile transmission line begins at our Everetts Substation in Martin County and ultimately terminates at the Pantego Substation in Beaufort County. It serves approximately 11,000 customers, which includes a majority of Tideland Electric Membership Corporation (TEMC) and Edgecombe-Martin County Electric Membership Corporation (EMEMC) members. This line is the only source of power for the area.
Dominion Energy's proposed project will require 100 feet of new right of way and the expansion of the Pantego and Trowbridge substations.
Pending applicable permits and purchasing right of way easements, construction on the new transmission line is anticipated to begin by late 2017 and will be completed by early 2018.