East Walton to Rockville 500 kV

The East Walton to Rockville 500 kV project is a 46-mile, 500-kV line from the East Walton substation to a new Rockville substation. The project was estimated to cost $86 million and was scheduled to be completed in mid-2015.  In March 2013, the project was suspended due to slow load growth in the area.  The upgrades were designed to ensure a robust statewide electric grid that is capable of meeting Georgia’s ever-increasing energy demand. Without the upgrades, electric service in north Georgia were thought to be severely compromised. It was also thought that power outages on the bulk system could affect the underlying load serving system – transmission and distribution lines that serve homes and businesses – resulting in widespread outages for all Georgians.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Georgia Transmission Corporation 46 500 GA GA 2015
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
86 Suspended East Walton Rockville
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
SERC US