City of Rock Hill meeting with Duke Energy next week to tackle recent electric substation problems

July 11, 2013 

Rock Hill leaders plan to meet with Duke Energy officials on July 18 to discuss recent problems at the city’s substation that left thousands of customers without electricity four times in less than six weeks.

Jimmy Bagley, deputy city manager of Rock Hill, said the power outages were caused by a problem with Duke’s electricity feed into the substation.

Duke spokesman Ryan Mosier says the company has replaced a transformer at one of its Rock Hill substations that should prevent future problems.

The city wants an explanation of the issue and assurance that Duke’s reliability will improve, Bagley said earlier this month.

Over the past seven months, Duke’s feed of electricity has failed five times, city officials said.

On average, those outages affected more than 6,000 customers in the city.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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