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Little Mountain Substation

EnergyUnited Planning for New Substation in Southeastern Catawba County

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 or represent constituents or specific community interests, please plan to attend one of these meetings.

We held our first community workshop on June 20, 2019 at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford from 3-7pm. Approximately 150 members of the community joined us to learn more about the project.

We are currently planning our second community meeting in the area in the coming weeks.

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If you have any further questions, please contact John McMurray: _EU-Communications@energyunited.com.