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Morgan Road Tower and Facility

  • Duke Energy is committed to providing safe, reliable and increasingly clean electricity now and in the future for homes, schools, and businesses.    
  • Due to continuous assessment of our system, the need has been identified to upgrade the transmission system in your area and improve reliability in the region.  
  • Duke Energy is planning to build a new transmission substation at 21202 Morgan Road, Land O Lakes, FL 34638, in Pasco County and associated transmission lines that cross southern Pasco and northern Hillsborough County. 
  • The new 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line will run from the new Morgan Road substation approximately 5.5 miles to the Higgins-Griffin line in Hillsborough County.  The line will be built on single concrete or steel poles, approximately 85 to 95 feet tall.  Poles may be taller when crossing roads, water or other electrical equipment
  • This line 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.
  • One new 69-kV transmission will run east out of the new substation for less than one-half mile to the existing Denham substation, 21315 State Road 54, Lutz, FL, 33549.   
  • Two 69-kV transmission lines currently connected from two nearby existing lines to the Denham substation will be rerouted less than one-half mile to the Morgan Road substation.
  • The substation will also contain a new telecommunication tower to support multiple services which control, monitor and support our electric transmission and distribution grid utilizing radio carrier technology.  The new tower will replace an existing tower located less than one-half mile away at the Denham substation which will be decommissioned when the new tower is completed.
  • The substation will also contain one transformer, one capacitor bank and a control equipment enclosure.
  • Construction of the tower is scheduled to begin in early 2013
  • Construction at the substation is scheduled to begin in January of 2014
  • Construction of the line is expected to begin in summer 2014 
  • The entire project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2015