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Holly Springs

Holly Springs Utley Creek Project

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At Duke Energy, we're committed to making continued improvements that expand the delivery of more reliable, affordable and cleaner energy to all our customers – residential, commercial, industrial and wholesale.

Project Overview

The Holly Springs Utley Creek project will provide a new substation designed to serve growing industrial and commercial needs, as well as future residential growth in Holly Springs, N.C. An approximately 2.18-mile long transmission line will also be constructed to power the substation. Both the substation and transmission line will be constructed on Duke Energy property located off New Hill – Holleman and Holly Springs – New Hill roads. View a map of the project below.

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Transmission Line Corridor Map

See the area for the new proposed substation and path for the new power line.
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Transmission and what we do

 Watch our short video to learn more about the importance of transmission and how it plays a vital role in powering our communities.


  • Notify Project Neighbors:

    September 2021

  • Complete Route Selection:

    September-October 2021

  • File Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity (CPCN):

    November 2021

  • Substation Construction Projected Start:

    Summer 2022

  • Line Construction Projected Start:

    Fall 2022

Benefits for the Community

  • Grid Improvement

    Strengthen and expand the power grid to make it more reliable and support customer and economic growth in the area.

  • Smart Technology

    Use smart, self-healing technologies to reduce number of customers affected from power outages.

  • Minimal Impact

    Locate the substation and the power line primarily on Duke Energy property to help meet current and growing needs with minimal community impact.


Frequently Asked Questions


We want to hear from you

Your feedback is important to us. We will provide updates throughout the project, but if you have questions or need more information, please call 866.297.5886 or email We will respond to you in a timely fashion, answering any concerns or questions you may have.

Additional Resources

Here is more background and detailed information about Holly Springs Utley Creek 230-kV project. These may answer your questions.