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Did you miss our Buggs Island-Plywood virtual open house?

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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 Mecklenburg County to our Plywood Substation in Halifax County need to be replaced in order to maintain reliability for our customers.

H-frame structures and associated components


  • January 2021 - Foundation installation on phase 1 from Kinderton-Omega is nearly complete. Crews continue to install structures and pull in conductor wire.
  • November 2020 - Access installation, forestry work, and structure installation activities are ongoing in Phase 1.
  • September 2020 - Crews continue to install foundations and structures along Phase 1 from Clarksville to Omega.
  • May 2020 - Crews continue to install access roads on Phase 1 from Kinderton to Omega.
  • March 2020 - Meeting Cancelled - New date and time TBD. View the cancellation postcard

Overview & Project Description

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 Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative customers served by a substation connected to the line


Anticipated Schedule

  • End of summer 2022 - Complete restoration and rehab activities
  • Spring 2020 - Begin forestry activities, build access roads, and install environmental controls
  • May 2021 - November 2021 - Rebuild Phase 3 section from Plywood to Omega
  • April 2021 - June 2021 - Rebuild Phase 2 section from Buggs Island to Kinderton
  • April 2020 - May 2021 - Rebuild Phase 1 section from Kinderton to Omega
  • Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 - Preliminary planning, wetland delineations, and access reviews
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