Project Background

The Quebec Transmission Line Reliability Improvement project plans to upgrade power lines to help improve reliability and resiliency, accommodate future growth, and better enable the integration of cleaner energy options and innovative technologies. We want to share our plans with customers and answer any questions about this project.

Community Benefits

These grid investments will help our customers in many ways now and for many years to come.

  • Meet Growing Energy Demand in the Region

  • Reduce Outages and Strengthen Reliability

  • Minimize Impacts By Using Existing Easements Where Possible

  • Help Promote Cleaner Sources of Energy

Project Timeline*

The Quebec Line Reliability Improvement project is a 6.6-mile project to update and construct transmission structures. Work should begin in June 2023 and be completed in 2025. Here's a look at typical project activities:

*Dates are tentative and schedule is subject to change.

 Join us for a Virtual Meeting

Hear details about the Quebec Line Reliability Improvement Project from the transmission project team and ask your questions.

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See Our Interactive Map

See the area for the path of the power line rebuild.

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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.

Join us for a Virtual Open House

Due to the pandemic, we’re having a Virtual Open House rather than an in-person meeting for the safety of everyone. You can find the same information you would hear at a traditional meeting online and you can move around the room at your own pace. Visit the information booths, view presentations and more. Participate anywhere, anytime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • As the area population grows, so does its energy needs. Our forecasts predict that North Carolina's demand for energy will increase over the next decade. The transmission system in North Carolina is an open access system, meaning the transmission system serves all utilities in the state and their customers. The rebuilt transmission line and substations will strengthen reliability to meet the growing demand and will enhance the ability of Duke Energy and neighboring utilities to provide safe and reliable energy to homes, community facilities, and businesses in Transylvania County.

  • The transmission line will follow approximately the same path as the existing line. In some cases, additional easements will be needed directly adjacent to the existing corridor. In other locations, new easements will be needed separate from the existing corridor within 100 feet.

  • Construction activities are expected to begin in 2023 and to be completed in approximately 2025. This timeline is subject to change based on permits, project changes, weather conditions, and other uncontrollable events.

Contact Us

Please call 800.365.8979 or email

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