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Hancock Road – Montverde Line and Substation

Overview of the Project

To meet the anticipated growth in Lake County, Fla., Duke Energy plans to construct a new substation and a new transmission line.

Project Details

  • Construct a new Hancock Road Substation in Clermont, Fla.
  • Construct a new 2.6-mile, 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the existing Montverde Substation and the new Hancock Road Substation on double-circuit monopole structures.
  • The transmission line will be built on monopoles approximately 100 feet above ground.

Benefits to the Community

  • Enhance the ability of Duke Energy and neighboring utilities 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.
  • Maintain a robust energy delivery system, which is integral to the continued economic prosperity of the region.

What to Expect

Once a project is announced, there are several key steps that take place during the design and pre-construction phases of a transmission line project. During early stages of field investigation, residents may see Duke Energy staff and contractor field crews in the area evaluating existing conditions. This field data is crucial in assisting our engineering teams and other personnel with the design and construction planning for the project. After the field investigation is complete, our engineering team will develop the design for the project.

If a new easement or an update to the current easement is required, a company representative will contact the property owner to discuss the easement process. Additionally, we will be assessing the need to clear obstructions and vegetation within the current easement to prepare for construction. Property owners will be notified in advance should either of these issues need to be addressed.

Construction activities are anticipated to begin in September 2019 and last through November 2021.

Key Dates

  • Open House: June 2018
  • Public Notifications: September 2018
  • Real Estate Activities begin: November 2018
  • Construction begins: October 2019
  • Restoration of Right of Way: To be completed after construction
  • In-service Date: May 2021

Have a Question or Comment?

Call: 877.552.8725


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3300 Exchange Place
Lake Mary, FL 32746

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News and Resources

Hancock Road Transmission Line and Substation Project
News and Resources sorted by date descending
Get Connected (PDF)Resource05/01/2022
Delivering Electricity to You (PDF)Resource11/05/2019
Typical 69kV Structure (PDF)Resource11/05/2019
Preparing for Construction FAQs (PDF)Fact Sheet11/05/2019
Factors Considered When Siting Transmission Lines (PDF)Fact Sheet11/05/2019