Duke Energy notifies residents in Spartanburg County, SC and Polk County, NC along the conservation areas and easements of the Pacolet River area of three public hearing for 230kv transmission line project

SPARTANBURG, S.C., July 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just before the July 4th holiday, Duke Energy sent out a mailing to area residents of northern Spartanburg County and adjacent Polk County, NC that their property potentially falls within 500 feet of the center of a proposed 230kv transmission line project. The Duke Energy transmission reliability enhancement project is connecting a proposed new transmission substation near Campobello, SC to the Asheville power plant seizing properties and potentially conservation areas along a 45-mile path.

Three public open house meetings are scheduled with Duke Energy representatives and members of the media and homeowners are encouraged to come learn the breaking news that will change the face of this area forever.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 between 4pm and 7pm
Western North Carolina Ag Center
Boone Mountain Heritage Building
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher NC

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 between 4pm and 7pm
Landrum Middle School Gymnasium
104 Redland Rd. Landrum, SC

Thursday, July 23, 2015 between 4pm and 7pm
Blue Ridge Community College
Henderson County Campus
Technology Education and Development Center, Blue Ridge Conference Hall
180 W. Campus Dr. Flat Rock, NC

Duke Energy Western Carolinas Modernization Project: http://www.duke-energy.com/western-carolinas-modernization/

Project Study Area: http://www.duke-energy.com/pdfs/wcmp-study-area.pdf

For questions related to the Western Carolinas Modernization Project work, call 800.820.9359 or email WCModernization@duke-energy.com

CONTACT: Scott Homstead scott@heatherfreeman.com 864-457-4720Source:Duke Energy