Thursday & Friday (11/26 & 11/27)
for Thanksgiving Holiday
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CHEC Kicks-off Bonner Bridge Replacement with Line Relocation
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, in cooperation with North Carolina Department of Transportation, will work to relocate the transmission cable south of Oregon Inlet to allow DOT needed space to begin construction of the Bonner Bridge replacement.
Crews will begin working on the site, just south of the bridge, beginning in late November. In order to complete the relocation, crews will have to cut the existing transmission cable, resulting in a transmission outage that will last several days.
During this work, Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island will receive power from several diesel generators, including the plants in Buxton and Ocracoke, as well as three portable units. The transmission outage is tentatively scheduled for December 16 – 22.
Please note that these dates may shift as work progresses. The schedule for the transmission outage is subject to weather and the electric load of the islands.
Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island residents and visitors will be asked to conserve energy while the generators are serving the islands.
We will update you with additional information, as the dates get closer. We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and www.CHEC.coop for updates and photos.
We are excited to take this first step to begin the long awaited Bonner Bridge replacement project.