Release Date: January 20, 2015
Tony Pierce , Special Projects Inspector, 843-341-4661, Fax: 843-842-7728
In the next few months, Palmetto Electric will be removing the overhead power lines in three areas:
The Overhead to Underground Power Line Conversion Project is approximately 9 years into a 15 year project, and is funded through a franchise fee paid by Palmetto Electric. This project will increase the reliability of electric service by requiring all overhead non-transmission electric lines to be located underground. The project has an estimated 40 miles of 3 phase feeder lines, and the number of residential and commercial services to be affected is estimated at 1784. To date, the project has buried more than 27 miles of feeder lines (66% of project), 86 miles of non-feeder lines, and serviced more than 1089 consumers (60% of project). More than $23.7 million have been collected from the franchise fee.