Duke Energy Progress, LLC.
Request to Build
230-kV Transmission Line in Holly Springs, Wake County
Docket No. E-2 Sub 1289
7:00 p.m., August 22, 2022
1:00 p.m., September 12, 2022
Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh

On April 14, 2022, Duke Energy Progress, LLC (DEP) filed an application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public convenience and necessity to build about 2.1 miles of new 230 kV transmission line in Wake County, North Carolina.

The new transmission line’s western endpoint is a proposed tap of the middle point of the Harris Plant-Wake 230-kV Transmission Line. The route then travels south-southeast about.44 miles, turning east-southwest for .9 miles and crossing White Oak Creek to a point about 180 feet south of Utley Creek. The route then bears east for about .86 miles to the proposed substation which would be located at the proposed Holly Spring Utley Creek Substation. The total length of the proposed transmission line is approximately 2.1 miles.

DEP states that this new line will serve the proposed Fuji Film Diosynth Biotechnologies manufacturing facility in Holly Springs.

The Commission has scheduled a public witness hearing for 7:00 p.m., on August 22, 2022, in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh. This hearing might be cancelled if no significant protests are received on or before August 2, 2022. This hearing is for the sole purpose of receiving the testimony of public witnesses. Here is information on how to testify before the Commission.

In addition, the public can file statements with the Commission via email or by mailing comments to the address below. In either case, be sure to put the docket number of this proceeding in the subject line. After two or three business days, written comments become part of the official record and can be viewed via this website under the docket number.

The Public Staff – North Carolina Utilities Commission is a separate, independent agency that represents the using and consuming public in matters before the Commission, including rate change requests like this one. You can send the Public Staff a statement, or ask them a question, via email.

The Commission has scheduled an expert witness hearing for September 12, 2022, starting at 1:00 p.m. This hearing is for the purpose of hearing testimony from expert witnesses, including DEP and the Public Staff. There will not be an opportunity for citizen testimony at this hearing, but members of the public may watch the hearing via YouTube from a link that will be available on this website the day of the hearing. This hearing will be held in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh.


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