Morgan Road Tower and Facility
Based upon an ongoing assessment of past growth, current requirements and anticipated future demand in the Pasco County area, Duke Energy is planning to build a new transmission substation in Land O’ Lakes, FL. The project will also provide a backup source of power to reduce outage times and customers affected by outages. Building the Morgan Road substation is vital part of Duke Energy’s commitment and will minimize service interruptions, enhance reliability to the region and support future residential, commercial and industrial growth. The project will also support the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative (WREC) and Tampa Electric Company (TECO), which also provide service to homes and businesses in the area.
Overall Project Description
- Duke Energy is planning to build a new transmission substation and associated transmission lines at 21202 Morgan Road, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638, in Pasco County.
- The substation site contains a new telecommunication tower which was constructed in 2014. This tower supports multiple services which control, monitor and support our electric transmission and distribution grid utilizing radio carrier technology. The new tower replaces an existing tower located less than one-half mile away at the Denham substation which will be decommissioned in fall 2014.
- The transmission lines that will connect from the substation to other parts of the county and which are needed to support current and future demand in the region are currently being evaluated.
- The schedule for construction at the substation and the associated transmission lines is currently being assessed and will be communicated when that process is completed.
Public participation is a vital part of Duke Energy’s siting process for future electric transmission projects. The company held a community information meeting on December 6, 2012 and engaged in communications with neighbors and other members of the public to solicit input and share information about the project. The community meeting provided an opportunity for participants to receive answers to questions about the future substation, telecommunications tower and transmission line study from the Duke Energy experts. Information gathered from the community meeting and from the public has been incorporated into our planning process.
Please send your questions or comments to us at TransmissionEnhancements@duke-energy.com or call 877.840.0101.