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Eustis - Dona Vista Transmission Line Project

Eustis-Dona Vista Transmission Reliability Project

Overview of the project

Our customers rely on our energy system, and reliability is a responsibility that we take seriously. A key component of our effort to ensure that we deliver reliable power to you is to continue “hardening” our transmission system. Duke Energy continues to invest in critical infrastructure upgrades to withstand the challenges and occasional extreme weather we experience in Florida. To support this effort, and because of the increased power demand in and around Eustis, we have identified a need to upgrade the transmission system in your area. 

Duke Energy will rebuild and partially reroute an existing 2.2-mile, 69-kV transmission line from the new Dona Vista substation to the existing Eustis substation to meet the current needs and projected growth for the area. 

Project Details

  • Upgrade and partially reroute the existing 2.2-mile, 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the Dona Vista Substation to the Eustis Substation. 
  • Approximately 0.8 mile will remain in the existing utility easement area.
  • 1.4 miles will be relocated along a new route. 
  • Relocation will result in the removal of the transmission lines in Ferran Park and along Northshore Drive (distribution poles and lines will remain). 
  • Upgraded transmission line will be built on steel monopoles 90 to 150 feet above ground.
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Benefits to the Community

Duke Energy continues to invest in critical infrastructure upgrades to help improve system reliability and to help withstand the challenges and occasional extreme weather we experience in Florida.

The project will add needed capacity to support the growing demand for energy used by homes and businesses in the Eustis and Lake County region and will help minimize the risks of customer outages.

Public Participation

Public participation is a vital part of Duke Energy's siting process for electric transmission projects. Duke Energy held a public meeting to share more details about the project and to gather valuable input from property owners, local government, community leaders and other community stakeholders. Following the public meeting, we continued to receive public input through our project website, phone calls, emails and other means of communication, while technical teams conducted research and analysis. Information gathered from the community meetings and from the public has been incorporated into our planning and routing process. 

Next Steps – What to Expect

  • Company representatives will work directly with landowners regarding advanced notifications.
  • Construction is expected to begin in winter 2023.

To learn more about this project:

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Call: 877.840.0101

Key Project Dates

  • Preconstruction activities and vegetation clearing: 
    Fall 2023
  • Transmission line construction: 
    Winter 2023
  • Project completion and property restoration:
    Winter 2024
There may be lulls between phases, and weather delays could affect the timing of the construction activities.


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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.

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