Folkstone-Jacksonville Reliability Project
Meeting the growing energy needs of Onslow County
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
Learn about the importance of transmission infrastructure and how it plays a vital role in powering our communities.
Learn about easements and what’s deemed a safe and appropriate use of the property.
Learn what occurs during the pre-construction phase of an electric transmission project.
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.