Reliability is a responsibility that Duke Energy takes very seriously. To keep that commitment, we’re expanding an existing distribution substation at 7839 Laurel Ave. in Madeira, Ohio. This expansion will provide greater capacity and enhanced service reliability for this growing community.
Demand for energy has grown in Hamilton County, and Duke Energy is committed to providing dependable, cost-effective and reliable service to our customers in southwest Ohio.
Vegetation clearing and staking for the expansion got underway last winter. As we get into late spring, the project will continue with concrete work, steel erection, civil construction and equipment testing. Work zones will be established to provide safety for our crews and for the public. There may be temporary road blockages as we set up equipment.
Construction was expected to be completed in March, but due to delays including weather, the majority of the construction is now expected to be completed by June. You may still see contract crews doing additional activities such as grading and restoration through summer.
Benefits to the Community
Improves electrical system reliability
Better addresses the impact of severe weather in the city
Maintains a robust system for supplying and delivering energy, which is integral to ensuring the continued economic growth and prosperity of the city
Improves power quality and reliability for decades to come
Community engagement allows us to receive input and to share information about this project.
Property owners in the area of the substation first received information about the project in January, followed by a postcard communication on May 17 announcing the summer construction. A May, 2018 postcard communication announced the new schedule for completion of construction.