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Brooker Creek–Tarpon Springs Transmission Line Rebuild

Overview of the Project

We're improving our transmission infrastructure, the backbone of our state's energy system. To ensure reliable and safe electric service in Pinellas County and the city of Tarpon Springs, Duke Energy has identified the need for improvements to the power grid in the Tarpon Springs area. This project is part of a larger initiative to strengthen reliability in the region.

Project Details

  • Rebuild 3.7 miles of existing transmission line from our Brooker Creek Substation at 325 East Lake Dr. to our Tarpon Springs Substation at 1 Cemetery Road.
  • Upgrade portions of the Brooker Creek Substation.
The work will primarily take place within existing Duke Energy easements. Supplemental easement rights may be needed in some areas.

Project Area

Brooker Creek to Tarpon Springs Route Map

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Benefits to the Community

  • Enhance the ability of Duke Energy to provide safe and reliable energy to homes, community facilities and businesses in the area.
  • Increase capacity to continue delivering reliable electricity to meet the region's growing energy needs.
  • New equipment and technology to better withstand extreme weather events.
  • Maintain a robust energy delivery system, which is integral to the continued economic prosperity of the region.

What to Expect

Field personnel are in the easement collecting information and data needed to prepare and plan for engineering design and construction to be performed. Duke Energy representatives will acquire additional easement rights where needed. Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2025. Below are activities you may see. 
  • Ecological surveys
  • Surveying and staking of the easement boundaries
  • Soil borings (drilling to take soil samples)
  • Identification of underground utilities
  • Select trimming and vegetation removal
  • Removal/relocation of obstructions (fences, sheds, etc.) for safe access to structures

Key Dates*

  • Project notification – April 2021
  • Preconstruction and field investigations begin – March 2024
  • Vegetation removal and construction begin – Spring 2025
  • Project complete – late 2026
*Dates are subject to change.

Have a Question or Comment?

Call: 877.840.0101

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