Duke Energy Updates

January 2023

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.

Temporary power interruptions

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.

This Tuesday, Jan. 24, we’ve scheduled a planned outage to conduct some switching and cutover work. This will impact seven customers in the 700s stretch of Federal Rd. It is schedule between 9am-1pm. Those seven customers have been notified based on their account preferences.

You can sign up for outage alerts and update your preferences here: https://www.duke-energy.com/outages/alerts.

New equipment installation

A final step of this project is installing some of the large switchgear equipment custom designed for Bald Head Island.

We’ll be removing old equipment and setting new switchgear near the intersection of N Bald Head Wynd and W Bald Head Wynd. During this activity, there will be some temporary, single-lane road closures to allow the team to work safely.

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.