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King Substation
Grid Improvement

Duke Energy is working hard in your community to improve reliability, reduce outages, strengthen the power grid against severe weather and prepare our system to serve a growing area. As part of this commitment, we are conducting a multiyear grid improvement project in the King, Tobaccoville and Pinnacle areas.

We are currently working to complete a major upgrade to our power lines extending from the King substation, located on Pilot View Drive near Prince Albert Drive, that serves much of King proper, portions of the Village of Tobaccoville and Pinnacle, and the surrounding area. We are making improvements in this service area to the poles and wires that deliver electricity to your home or business.

Work will be conducted in phases through the end of 2022 and will center around these primary work objectives:

  • Strengthening the power grid to minimize and help avoid power outages, and guard against physical and cyber impacts – upgrading power lines, poles and essential equipment.
  • Improving reliability and reducing outage time – installing smart, self-healing technology that automatically detects power outages and quickly reroutes power to restore service faster.
  • Expanding capacity and preparing the area for sustainable growth – completing substation improvements, new underground and overhead power lines to provide more capacity to the area.
  • Give customers more options and control.



Project Map

King Substation Project showing areas of work.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Duke Energy’s public engagement manager for this project.
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