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Press Release

Overhead to Underground Power Line Conversions Project

Release Date: January 20, 2015

Contact Information:
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:

  • Mathews Drive at US 278 to Chaplin Park,
  • Palmetto Dunes to Chimney Cove, and
  • Fresh Markets to the Greenery.

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.

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