Buggs Island-Plywood


After more than five decades of operation, the wooden pole and H-frame structures and associated components along the nearly 26-mile line running from our Buggs Island Substation in Mecklenberg County to our Plywood Substation in Halifax County need to be replaced in order to maintain reliability for our customers.

Project Updates

  • October 2019 - Postcard sent to landowners announcing projects.
  • November 2019 - Soil borings completed at different structure locations along the line.

Project Goals

Our suggested approach is to rebuild this line in a manner that:

  • Upgrades the line the current 115 kV standards.
  • Maximizes use of the existing right of way corridor.
  • Maintains reliable service to over 2,000 Mecklenberg Electric Cooperative customers served by a substation connected to the line.


Existing project map

Anticipated Project Schedule:

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 - Preliminary planning, wetland delineations, and access reviews. 

Spring 2020Begin forestry activities, build access roads, and install environmental controls.

June 2020 - April 2021 Rebuild Phase 1 section from Kinderton to Omega

April 2021 - May 2021Rebuild Phase 2 section from Buggs Island to Kinderton

May 2021 - October 2021 - Rebuild Phase 3 section from Plywood to Omega