Econ – Winter Park East 230kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project
Project OverviewAt Duke Energy, our goal is to provide reliable power. To continue meeting energy needs now and into the future, we will be completing an important electric reliability enhancement project in Orange and Seminole counties.
Project DetailsRebuild the existing 3-mile, 230-kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line from the Econlockhatchee (Econ) Substation to the Winter Park East Substation.
To ensure continuous service to our customers while the line is rebuilt, a temporary line will be constructed adjacent to the existing line within the transmission line easement. This temporary line will be in place for approximately one year and will be removed at the end of the project.
Many of the existing metal lattice towers will be replaced by steel monopoles (single poles) with an average height of 125 feet.
We expect that work on the rebuild project will occur within the existing easement. At this time, we do not plan to acquire new easements.
Benefits to the Community
- Enhance the ability of Duke Energy to help provide safe and reliable energy to homes, community facilities and businesses in the area while also benefiting neighboring utilities.
- Increase capacity to continue delivering reliable electricity to meet the region's growing energy needs.
- Maintain a robust energy delivery system, which is integral to the continued economic prosperity of the region
Key Project Dates
- Early 2021 — Pre-Construction Activities (to include vegetation, surveying and encroachment activities)
- Summer 2021 — Vegetation and Encroachment Removals
- Winter 2021 — Begin Line Construction
- Fall 2022 — Temporary Line Removal
- Spring 2023 — Property Restoration and Project Completion