Project Overview

Duke Energy is rebuilding approximately 14 miles of transmission line within the existing utility easement of the Folkstone-Jacksonville City 115-kV transmission line in Onslow County, North Carolina. The new line will improve reliability, resiliency and capacity by replacing wood structures with structures made of steel and upgrading to stronger transmission lines.

The project will take place in two phases. Phase 1 will take place along approximately seven miles of existing right-of-way north of Highway 258 in Jacksonville and run south to High Hill Road north of Dixon, North Carolina. Phase 2 will take place over the remaining seven miles which are located in the South Verona area along an existing Duke Energy right-of-way.

Community Benefits

The Folkstone-Jacksonville Reliability Project will enhance our ability to provide safe and reliable energy to homes, businesses and other community facilities in the Onslow County area.

  • Upgrading to Stronger Transmission Lines
  • Strengthening Ability to Withstand Extreme Weather Events
  • Increasing Energy Capacity for Customers
  • Supporting Future Growth in the Region

 

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Project Timeline

The Folkstone-Jacksonville Reliability Project will take place in two phases.

 
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Phase 1 Map

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We want to hear from you

Your feedback is important to us. While we will provide ongoing updates, we want to be a resource for you. For more information, please call us at 866.297.5886 or send us an email at CarolinasEast@duke-energy.com. We’ll address your comments and concerns in a timely fashion.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • The Folkstone-Jacksonville Reliability Project will upgrade transmission lines along approximately 14 miles of existing right of way to enhance reliability, resiliency, and capacity for the current and future energy needs in Onslow County. This work will help reliably serve the region and reduce the potential for extended power outages.

  • The Folkstone-Jacksonville Reliability Project is located along nearly 14 miles of existing Duke Energy right of way. The first phase will take place along approximately seven miles of existing right of way north of Highway 258 in Jacksonville and runs south to High Hill Road north of Dixon, N.C. The remaining seven miles is located in the South Verona area, also along existing Duke Energy right of way.

  • This project is needed to improve the reliability in this community by upgrading the transmission line, which reached its end of life and needs to be replaced. 

  • Yes. We are working within an existing right of way so no additional easement or land acquisition is required to rebuild the transmission lines for the Folkstone-Jacksonville Reliability Project.

  • The Folkstone-Jacksonville Reliability Project will improve the reliability and resiliency of the energy supply in the area – helping avoid outages and speed restoration when an outage does occur – especially during periods of severe weather and high customer demand for electricity.

  • Oct. 2021: Public notification

    Nov.-Dec. 2021: Pre-construction

    Jan. 2022-Dec. 2022: Construction

    Dec. 2022-Feb. 2023: Restoration

  • Engineers and planners use growth and energy-use projections, as well as continuous monitoring of the electric system, to identify the need for improvements to the system that serves our customers. Since it can take several years to plan, develop, engineer and construct a project, we begin the process in advance to ensure the new facilities are in place and ready to meet customers’ energy needs. 

  • Minimal vegetation clearing, mainly mowing, is expected to begin January 2022 and will take place as needed throughout the life of the project. If more substantive clearing is needed on specific properties to safely install the transmission line, Duke Energy representatives will proactively contact property owners.

  • No electric service disruptions are anticipated as part of this project. 
  • We want to hear from you. Please share your feedback, questions and concerns by calling 866.297.5886 or emailing CarolinasEast@duke-energy.com. We will respond to you in a timely fashion, answering any questions or concerns you may have.
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