Myers Park Community

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 your growing area. As part of this commitment, we are conducting a multiyear grid improvement project in Myers Park. 

We’re upgrading our electric infrastructure within Myers Park, including improvements along Providence Road, Sharon Road, S. Wendover Road and surrounding areas. Work will be conducted in phases through 2021 and will center around these primary work objectives:

  • Strengthen the power grid to avoid power outages: Upgrading power lines, poles and essential equipment

  • Improve reliability and reduce outage time: Installing smart, self-healing technology that automatically detects power outages and quickly reroutes power to restore service faster
Phase 1 of these improvements will begin in mid November 2020 and is expected to last around six to eight months, weather permitting.
Work will include:

  • Overhead line upgrades to expand capacity and improve reliability along Providence Road near the intersection of S. Sharon Amity. This portion of work is expected to last around two months.

  • Adding remote switching capabilities to allow operators to restore power outages faster. We will notify customers when this portion of the work will begin.
Future phases of work will include the installation of smart, self-healing technology to better serve customers in Myers Park. Work will take place along a number of streets, as well as behind homes in some areas where line and pole work needs to be conducted. Duke Energy will communicate with customers affected by this work in advance of the work beginning.
Customers impacted by work in Phase 1 should expect:

  • Road closures during various phases
  • Backlot access, as needed, to perform maintenance and upgrade overhead wires 
  • Weekend work is possible
  • Planned outages, although unlikely, may be required. Customers will be notified in advance should a temporary outage be necessary while crews work
  • Construction equipment and work crews will be present in work areas around the community
The intent of these projects is to:

  • Support current and future growth and development in the area
  • Improve overall reliability of service to customers
  • Strengthen the grid against power outages from severe weather
  • Provide smarter options to restore power faster using self-healing technologies

Project Map

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Contact Us

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • As Charlotte continues to grow, we must upgrade and expand the energy infrastructure to power the community. Duke Energy is working hard to make sure that the energy infrastructure serving Myers Park and other Charlotte communities can reliably serve customers now and in the future. Improvements, such as new and upgraded power lines, will help increase electric capacity in the area to sustainably support this growth. 

    In addition to growth, Duke Energy wants to make sure that all customers enjoy the same high level of reliability and service. A recent reliability analysis identified locations that could benefit from new smart technologies, pole replacements and other improvements to help ensure service remains reliable now and in the years ahead.
  • Various phases of the work along roads will include temporary traffic flow changes and potential temporary road closures. Large utility and construction equipment, as well as utility crews, will be present in work zones. Planned outages, while unlikely, may be necessary to complete certain projects. We will notify affected customers prior to any planned outage.

    In some instances, crews will also need to work in our right of way behind a customer's home or business to access a power line or other equipment.
  • We are anticipating the full project will last through the end of 2021. The project will be conducted in phases, and we will share updates on project milestones and next steps. 
  • An easement will not be required from property owners as all work will be conducted on substation property, road right of way or existing easement areas.
  • For portions of the project, crews will need to access overhead lines and equipment located behind homes and businesses. This work may require access through gates or fences. We will notify property owners in advance if such access is required. 
  • Most of the neighborhood work being conducted involves overhead equipment and should not create impacts to customer property. In areas where underground equipment is being installed, crews will restore the area to pre-work conditions.
  • We are making strategic improvements to the power grid in Charlotte to increase reliability, strengthen the grid against severe weather and other threats, expand innovative technologies like solar battery storage, and provide customers with more control over the energy use and tools to save money.

    We are conducting many improvements in Charlotte, such as:
    • Pole and line upgrades to strengthen the grid against outages from severe weather
    • Self-healing technologies that automatically detect power outages and reroute service to restore power faster
    • Additional energy pathways and smart technology around critical areas of the city, such as uptown, the airport and hospitals, to provide new tools to avoid outages and restore power faster when outages occur
    • Reliability improvements in areas that have experienced a higher number of outages
    • Strategic undergrounding of outage-prone line segments to improve reliability for customers
    • Increasing substation and line capacity in fast-growing areas of Mecklenburg County and the region
    In addition, Duke Energy customers in the area can access new tools and options through their smart meter, including hourly and daily usage information, to help better manage energy use and save money.

    Learn more about the ways Duke Energy is working to build a better energy grid in North Carolina.
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