Noblesville-Westfield Reliability ProjectsVisit Our Virtual Open House
Our goal is to have preferred routes selected for the two new transmission lines by mid-October. We received more than 1,700 public comments and appreciate the community for their input. We had previously planned to have routes selected sooner, however, it has taken additional time for our Siting Team to carefully review all of the comments. The team also is evaluating other criteria including land use, engineering, and ecological and cultural impacts.
If we anticipate needing more time to evaluate all of the data beyond October, we'll notify all property owners who were previously contacted by mail. Once the preferred routes have been determined, all property owners previously contact will be notified by letter.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Project BackgroundAccording to the latest U.S. Census, Hamilton County is the fastest-growing county in the state. This rapid growth is expected to continue and is demanding more of Duke Energy’s local electric transmission system.
The backbone of this area’s electric system is a 230-kilovolt (kV) line that runs north to south, parallel to Moontown Road/North Gray Road. This high-voltage power line is feeding the local 69-kV transmission grid, which powers area distribution substations that bring electricity to homes and businesses.
Project OverviewA new substation and two new 69-kV electric transmission lines will be built to:
- Help meet the growing demand for electricity in the Noblesville and Westfield areas
- Help maintain the reliability and resiliency of our local power lines and infrastructure
The new substation will be built near the intersection of Westfield Road/Indiana 32 East and Moontown Road/North Gray Road on land that Duke Energy purchased in 2019. Two new power lines will originate from this new substation and connect to an existing 69-kV transmission line to the south and a substation – Westfield Northeast – to the north. The new northern line will be approximately 3 miles long and the new southern line will be approximately 2 miles long, depending on the final routes selected.
Help maintain a reliable system for supplying and delivering electric service.
Help improve the system’s resiliency and ability to reroute power during planned and unplanned outages.
Help enhance our ability to help provide safe electric service to homes, schools, hospitals and businesses.
Provide a robust system to supply and deliver electric service, helping promote continued economic growth.
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- Open House Meeting Deck - South
- Noblesville-Westfield Projects Get Connected Document
- Construction of New Lines
- Delivering Electricity to You
- Environmental Responsibility
- Environmental Stewardship
- Factors Considered When Siting Transmission Lines
- Management and Use of Transmission Easements
- Undergrounding Transmission Lines