Duke Energy Updates

August 2022

Duke Energy is working hard to complete a multi-year power grid improvement project that will help harden our system serving Bald Head Island to storms and allow for isolation of outages and remote automatic repairs.

Our next priority is installing some of the final, large switchgear equipment custom designed for Bald Head Island. We’re coordinating upcoming work at the overlook area with the Village and Bald Head Association.

We apologize for the interruptions some residents and guests may have experienced earlier this month. With the improvements we’re making now, we’ll be able to minimize impacts like that in the future through automatic switching.

As we work on this customized solution to upgrade the system on the entire island, we’re trying hard to avoid interruptions. We appreciate your patience when we do encounter unforeseen issues.

If you have questions or feedback, you are welcome to contact Danielle Peoples at Danielle.Peoples@duke-energy.com.

At the Village Council annual retreat on February 16, 2022, Pam Hardy and Scott Jennings, representatives from Duke Energy presented an update and overview of Duke Energy’s activities on the island. A video of the presentation can be viewed HERE. Presentation slides can be viewed HERE.

Duke Energy project manager, Matt Crumpton, describes how the island is served electricity by Duke Energy and the importance of improving the energy grid.