Duke Energy will construct a new power substation near Kenly. The company purchased an 8.8 acre tract of land on Cummins Drive in Kenly in 1986 and will use about 1.5 acres of the property to construct the substation. The nearest residential home is approximately 1,000 feet away.
Currently, Duke’s nearest public utility substation is in the Princeton area resulting in long electrical distribution lines to deliver power to customers in the area.
Once completed the new substation will increase reliability and reduce service disruptions and long storm-related outages in the Johnston, Wayne and Wilson county areas, officials said.
The site will be shielded by fencing and a vegetative buffer.