The Overhead to Underground Power Line Conversion Project is approximately 10 years into a 15 year project, and is funded in lieu of a franchise fee paid by Palmetto Electric. This project will increase the reliability of electric service by requiring all overhead non-transmission electric lines to be located underground. The project has an estimated 40 miles of 3 phase feeder lines, and the number of residential and commercial services to be affected is 1,790. To date, Palmetto Electric has buried more than 35 miles of feeder lines (85% of project), 99 miles of non-feeder lines, and serviced more than 1,109 consumers (62% of project).
Benefits of buried power lines:
Areas that have completed burial of power lines include:
In the next few months, Palmetto Electric will be removing overhead power lines in three areas:
Future projects will occur in:
For more information on the Powerline Burial Project please contact Tony Pierce, Commercial Combination Inspector , at 843-341-4661.