Duke Energy is strengthening part of its electric grid in Shelbyville to improve reliability and reduce power outages.
Crews are working to replace more than 1,800 feet of aged, underground power lines along Aaron Drive, Berwick Drive, Hickory Lane and Ruby Drive. The new underground cable lines will be more reliable and reduce the risk of prolonged power outages for homes in the area in the future. Work will begin in April and is expected to conclude by June.
Customers may see large electric utility equipment in the area of the underground cable line improvements, including utility trucks and digging and boring equipment.
“This important work is part of a smart, multi-layered energy grid improvement strategy to help improve electric reliability and strengthen the electric grid against severe weather and other impacts,” said Duke Energy government and community relations manager Jean Renk. “Making the right investments today means that the energy grid customers and their families depend on will be more reliable and more responsive in the future.”