Cleaning process may cause loud noises at Duke construction site


    Starting mid-May through the end of the month and in July, you may hear several loud noises (similar to the sound level of busy traffic) near the Duke Energy W. S. Lee Combined Cycle project located at 201 Lee Steam Plant Road, Belton. The noises are from a cleaning process used to remove debris that gets trapped in piping during construction activities.

    Cleaning the piping is routine but critical to opening the new W.S. Lee Combined Cycle plant in November 2017 and keeping the equipment in good working condition. Technicians expect to perform this work between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have questions, please contact me at Emily DeRoberts Government and Community Relations Manager at

    Construction Update – Construction on the project is more than 90 percent complete, and the W.S. Lee combined-cycle project is on track to start serving customers in November of this year. “We are focused on completing all remaining systems needed to bring the plant online, and commissioning activities are underway,” DeRoberts said. “This summer, startup testing of the key components is scheduled, and construction will start wrapping up.”

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