- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

FLAT ROCK, N.C. (AP) - Three Duke Energy planners and managers are scheduled to take questions about a power line project that has drawn opposition from some western North Carolina residents.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (https://avlne.ws/1UuxfoE) that members with the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff will ask the Duke officials about the transmission line Thursday evening at a meeting in Flat Rock.

Duke said in May it would replace a coal-fired plant in Asheville with a facility fueled by natural gas. The plan also included construction of a high-voltage transmission line from Campobello, South Carolina, to Asheville. Duke is expected to pick the exact route next month.

The two projects are expected to cost $1.1 billion.

Duke is not expected to file official paperwork on the projects until later this year.


Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com

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