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Patriot Substation and 100-kV Transmission Line

Meeting the growing energy needs of Anderson County

Project Overview

Residential, commercial and industrial development in northeastern Anderson County has increased energy demands in the area. To keep pace with the growing needs, Duke Energy plans to upgrade the transmission system in Anderson County by constructing a new 100k/12.5-kV substation along with a 100-kilovolt (kV) transmission line.

The site for the new substation is on an undeveloped parcel on Highway 81 North.  The facility is one of several projects in the region designed to strengthen the grid, improve reliability and enhance service to Duke Energy customers. These improvements will help support economic and community growth, make the grid more resilient to power outages and prepare the system for future energy opportunities.

Patriot Substation Virtual Information Meeting

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Listen to the Patriot Substation Virtual Information Meeting*

*The project team is working on a written FAQ to go along with the meeting link and will have that information available soon.

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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

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

  • Sustainable Growth

    Support sustainable growth of innovative technologies like solar energy, electric vehicles and battery storage.

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