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At Dominion Energy, we are dedicated to finding the best solution for the long-term energy needs within the communities we serve. As we remain focused on reliability, we have identified an aging electric transmission line in the Beaufort area that has been in operation for several decades, and we have initiated a project to rebuild the line. This rebuild project is approximately six miles and will be done exclusively on existing right of way in our Transmission corridor.

Dominion Energy South Carolina will be replacing the existing 115 kilovolt (kV) wooden poles along this corridor with self-supporting galvanized steel structures. The new line will be designed to meet all modern electric codes as well as provide additional reliability and resiliency to the areas along the route. The rebuilt lines will be constructed by contractors of Dominion Energy. At this time, DESC expects there to be no interruptions in power to its customers.

The engineering design and environmental permitting began in the summer of 2020 and will continue through 2021. Line construction is expected to start in the 1st quarter of 2022 and will continue into the 3rd quarter of 2023.

The project begins in Fairfield County near Hwy 215 and traverses in a southeasterly direction through Fairfield County and ends in Richland County. The line largely runs parallel to Highway 215. Along the way, the corridor crosses Hinnants Store Rd. (Hwy 269), Cedar Creek Rd., Camp Ground Rd., Winnsboro Rd. (Hwy 321), and Koon Store Rd. Other landmarks along the way that the existing route cross include Oak Hills Golf Club.

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Please contact Dominion Energy SC at 866-865-1466 or SCPowerLine@dominionenergy.com with questions. Additionally, letters will be sent out to impacted property owners along the route as DESC gets closer to construction.  

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