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Anclote – Tarpon Springs Transmission Line Project

A new transmission line and substation upgrades will help strengthen the electric grid and improve reliability in southern Pasco and northern Pinellas counties. The new transmission line will be constructed within an existing Duke Energy easement.

Current Activities

Wire pulling activities have begun as we finish construction of the poles. The public may observe helicopter work to string the new wires in the months of March and April. Crews will begin restoration efforts later this spring and summer.

Project at a Glance

The Project: Construction of a new transmission line between the Anclote Substation at 736 Baillies Bluff Road and the Tarpon Springs Substation at 101 Cemetery Road. Substation expansion at Tarpon Springs
Project area: Southern Pasco and northern Pinellas counties
Transmission line length: 5.3 miles
Line voltage: 230 kilovolts
Pole heights and type: Single-pole steel or concrete approximately 90 to 120 feet
Vegetation clearing: Summer 2023
Construction start: Early 2024
Project completion: Late 2024

Route Map

Thumbnail showing route of new Anclote transmission line.
The route for the new 5.3-mile transmission line follows an existing Duke Energy easement. View larger image.

Interactive Map

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View Interactive map - a useful tool for viewing the transmission line route and project details with features such as search, zoom and measure.

What the New Structures
Will Look Like

The height of the new steel or concrete poles, shown below on the left, ranges between approximately 90 feet and 120 feet. Distance between each structure will be approximately 600 to 1,000 feet.


Photo showing the design of the utility poles to be used in the Anclote project.
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Transmission and what we do

 Watch our short video to learn more about the importance of transmission and how it plays a vital role in powering our communities.

Timeline

  • Planning and Design

    Through 2023

  • Vegetation Clearing

    Summer 2023

  • Construction Start

    Early 2024

  • Project Completion

    Late 2024

Benefits for the Community

  • Grid Improvement

    Strengthening the power grid will help enhance reliability, prevent power overloads and avoid power outages.

  • Reliability

    The new transmission line will help meet electric demand during periods of high usage.

  • Economic Growth

    Additional electric capacity helps support community growth and expansion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Us

Please contact our Public Engagement team by phone at 877.840.0101 or by email at FLTransmissionEnhancements@duke-energy.com if you have questions or concerns.

Additional Resources

The materials below provide more detail information about the project.