Duke Power 2014 Integrated Resource Plan

This document is Duke Power’s annual report to both the North Carolina Utilities Commission and the Public Service Commission of South Carolina describing their long-range plans.  In 2014’s report, you will find that Duke Power mentioned nothing about the creation of any new transmission lines.

From the report itself:

There are presently no plans for construction of any 161 kV and above transmission lines.

The lines that have been proposed as part of Duke’s Western Carolinas Modernization Plans are 230 kV.  Why is there such a discrepancy in Duke’s current plans and their most recent IRP, which supposedly detailed their future plans for the coming years?

For more information about Duke’s IRP, please click here to read Duke Power’s Integrated Resource Plan for 2014.