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Havelock to Morehead City Transmission Project

Project Description:

Duke Energy Progress will replace the static wire on the Havelock-Morehead Wildwood 115kV North transmission line with a fiber optic static wire, increasing the line’s reliability. In addition, the new wire will enable remote monitoring and operation of the company’s transmission equipment. The static line is being replaced because it has reached the end of its operational life. In addition to the static wire replacement, some existing wooden pole structures will be replaced with steel poles.


The 39-mile project begins at the Morehead-Wildwood 230kV substation just east of Wildwood, N.C. and west of Morehead City, N.C. and extends east/southeast through Morehead City and Beaufort crossing the Newport River and Gallants Channel. The line continues north/northwest along state Route 101 towards Havelock, crossing over the Intracoastal Waterway at Core Creek. From there, it travels west of U.S. Highway 70 and runs north to terminate at the Havelock 230kV substation. Approximately six miles of the line crosses through the Croatan National Forest.


  • Phase one: Sep. '13 - Dec. '13

Morehead Wildwood 230kV substation to North River 115kV substation

  • Phase two: Mar. '14-May '14

North River 115kV substation to Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative’s (CCEC) Temple Point 115kV point of delivery (POD).

  • Phase three: Sep. '14-Dec '14

CCEC Temple Point 115kV POD to Havelock 230kV substation.