Update, Thursday, April 21, 2022.
Due to unforeseen delays in the delivery of materials beyond the city’s control, additional work is necessary to complete installation of the new transformer at the electric substation on Country Club Drive NE. As a result, city crews will close the same portion of Country Club Drive NE tomorrow, April 22, from approximately 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be no disruption to Concord Electric Systems customers during this work, and access to all area businesses and residences will remain open.
Original Notice (Thursday, April 14, 2022)
A portion of Country Club Drive NE in Concord will close to through traffic on Thursday, April 21 to allow Concord Electric Systems crews to replace a transformer at an electric substation. There will be no disruption to Concord Electric Systems customers during this work.
The closure will begin at approximately 7 a.m. with work anticipated to conclude by 7 p.m. Access to area businesses and residences will remain open, however, drivers will not be able to use Country Club Drive NE as a cut-through between Concord Parkway N/US 29 and Branchview Drive NE/NC 3 during the closure period.
Electric substations convert high voltage electricity from transmission lines into lower voltage levels suitable for distribution to homes and businesses. Transformers are a key component of any substation. As their name suggests, these are the devices that change or “transform” the very high voltages to lower levels. The city regularly inspects its substations and replaces aging transformers as needed to ensure optimal efficiency and reliability across the power system.
The City of Concord is proud to be one of more than 70 public power communities in North Carolina. Concord Electric Systems is community-owned and operated and has been delivering exceptional reliability and superior service to customers since 1904. The city’s electric department currently has 83 employees who operate 1,500 miles of distribution lines and 21 substations and deliveries, to serve 33,000 residential and commercial customers.