FINAL CORRIDOR ANNOUNCEMENT

*Final Corridor* depicted as 400' in width for study purposes only.

A standard 100kV right-of-way easement width is 68’, however, when paralleling an existing transmission line the width may be reduced.

Project Vocabulary

Greensboro-Randolph Megasite

A 1,500 acre parcel of land in Randolph County undergoing economic development plans to furnish the site with needed utilities to attract a future advanced manufacturer.

Study Area

A geographic area identified by a team of siting specialists that broadly encompasses all practical line routing opportunities.

Preliminary Alternative Corridors

Any practical and reasonable options, determined by the siting study process, to connect a new 100kV transmission line from Duke Energy’s existing 100kV infrastructure to the megasite. (Depicted on this map as 400’ in width for study purposes only.)

Final Corridor

A single corridor that minimizes adverse impacts to homes, cultural resources, the community and the environment as determined by the siting study process.

Right-of-Way Easement

A strip of land acquired from a property owner granting Duke Energy the right to build, maintain and operate an electric transmission line. A standard 100kV right-of-way easement width is 68’, however, when paralleling an existing transmission line the width may be reduced.

Transmission Line Siting Study

A detailed examination and analysis of geographic, environmental, cultural resource, land use, and aesthetic data combined with engineering knowledge to identify a route for the new 100kV transmission line.

Open House

A public gathering which offers the community an opportunity to learn more about the siting process, discuss how the preferred route will be selected and provide valuable feedback; subject matter experts are available to answer questions related to the project and specifics of the siting study.

Bulk Transmission Lines

These lines are the interstate system of the power grid, transporting high-voltage electricity - typically greater than 100-kilovolts (kV) - over long distances.

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