Duke's audacious plan is to shut down a 368MW coal-fired generator in North Carolina, replace it with a 650MW gas-fired generator, then build a new 230kV transmission line from the upgraded plant to a new super-sized substation in South Carolina so it can ship out all that excess generation for big profits.
Except the good people of North and South Carolina have come together to oppose the project. And they don't seem to be getting the least bit tired, or distracted by Duke's efforts to divide and conquer them by fomenting local routing battles between neighbors.
Word is that Duke had to fast-forward its initial routing comment period after it received more than 9,000 comments in just a few short months. What's going to happen when 9,000 people show up to oppose Duke's plan during regulatory commission hearings?
Get more information, and sign on as a supporter, at the website of the Carolina Land Coalition. Becoming a supporter is free, and you don't have to be from the local area. You just have to have a healthy skepticism for any utility's plan to overbuild generation and transmission to fatten its own balance sheet.
More fun to come...