The southeastern Catawba County area has continued to grow over the past several years, primarily due to residential and commercial development. Currently, EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (“EnergyUnited”) provides electrical service to the area from its Sherrills Ford and East Denver substations, but the electrical distribution circuits that serve the area will become overloaded in the near future if system improvements are not made. Therefore, a new electrical substation is needed to provide and maintain an adequate, reliable, and resilient supply of electric energy to our customers in the area.
EnergyUnited has begun executing a comprehensive transmission line siting process to determine the route for the future Little Mountain 44 kV Line. A siting study area has been defined as the entire area where it is practical to locate the new line. Additionally, an array of environmental, land use, aesthetic, and cultural resource data is being collected and mapped for use in consideration of the siting of this line. Our goal is to identify and apply all factors that will influence the final route selection decision, and we have found that landowners in the siting study area often have important information that should be considered.
To achieve this goal, EnergyUnited will be hosting community workshops that will be open for all property owners and public officials within the study area to attend. If you own property, represent constituents or specific community interests, please mark your calendar for the next meeting date and location.
June 20, 2019
Hopewell United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall)
2211 Hopewell Church Road
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
The workshop will be very informal, and you are invited to drop by anytime between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. If you have any further questions, please contact John McMurray: _EU-Communications@energyunited.com.