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Powerlines

Purpose

After being in operation for over five decades, an aging electric transmission line needs to be rebuilt. This aging line, known as the Calhoun County – St. Matthews 46 kV, is 10 miles in length and will be rebuilt exclusively on existing rights-of-way.

We will be replacing the existing 46 kilovolt (kV) wooden poles 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 Dominion Energy contractors.

Benefits

  • Maintains current right of way
  • New structures located in the same general location as existing structures
  • Complies with mandatory standards to ensure safety, reliability and to meet future needs
  • Minimizes impact to the community and environment
  • Replaces aging infrastructure

Timeline

The engineering design and environmental permitting began in the first quarter of 2021 and will continue throughout the year. Line construction is expected to start in the first quarter of 2022 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2022. Letters will be sent out to impacted property owners along the route as DESC gets closer to construction.

Contact Us

Call us M - F, 8am - 5pm

(866) 865-1466

Construction-Related Impacts

Service Interruption

Your electric service is not expected to be impacted by this project.

Equipment Lifespan

50 Years

The equipment has been in service for 50 years and needs to be replaced.

Traffic

There may be some traffic delays.

Noise

Noise levels will be minimal; permits are in place.

Construction Times

8am - 5pm

Most work will be completed between these hours, on weekdays.

Environment

This project will not have environmental impacts.

Neighborhood

Access to surrounding neighborhoods will not be impacted.

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