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Santee Cooper begins work on transmission upgrade


Moncks Corner, S.C. — Santee Cooper will begin work this week on a transmission system upgrade in Horry County. The upgrade will improve reliability, accommodate increasing demand and improve Santee Cooper's ability to shift load around planned and unplanned outages.

Crews will begin construction of a new 115-kV line and the upgrade of an existing line from Santee Cooper's Bucksville substation, which is located on U.S. Highway 701 between the Bucksport community and Conway, to the Garden City Beach area. The construction will take place on existing rights-of-way and will be done in three phases. All work is expected to be complete by July 2016.

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