The Death Valley substation and transmission line rebuild project is a system reliability enhancement project needed to support future energy growth for the city of Clemson and surrounding areas. A new substation will be located on the easternmost point of Clemson University property, near the intersection of Pendleton Road and Highway 76 – an area closest to the load center where the demand for electricity is the highest.
As part of the system enhancement, a 1.2-mile portion of double-circuit, 44-kilovolt transmission line will be rebuilt between 550 Old Greenville Highway and Rock Creek Road to meet 100-kV reliability standards. As part of the rebuild process, a temporary line will be constructed, existing wood H-frame poles removed, and permanent 90-foot steel monopole structures installed. These new structures will be stronger, more reliable and require less maintenance. In addition, a new 475-foot, 100-kV tap line will be installed to connect the rebuilt line to the existing Summey Street substation near Old Greenville Highway.
Citizens interested in expressing concerns or finding out more information about the proposed Duke Energy substation adjacent to the old Armory off of Pendleton Road may click Thomas Flitter to email him or phone 980-373-2321.
Click here to view more information on the project on Duke Energy's project page, including renderings and information about EMF levels.