Reliability is a responsibility that Duke Energy takes very seriously. We are working on building a smarter energy future, which includes upgrading the electric transmission system in Hamilton County.
Duke Energy is planning a tower/utility pole replacement to protect its assets along a failing embankment near Mill Creek in Springfield Township. This project will improve the reliability of electric service to the community.
The project involves rebuilding approximately 0.05 mile (287 feet) of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and approximately 0.13 mile (665 feet) of 345-kV transmission line from the Terminal Substation south to poles on the Byer Steel property in the city of Cincinnati.
The construction will include the replacement of two 138-kV steel utility poles with 95-foot steel structures with a base 8 feet in diameter, as well as the replacement of a 345-kV lattice tower structure with two galvanized steel poles that are 195 feet high and have a base 10 feet in diameter.
Construction to dig pole foundations for the project will take place from Nov. 5, 2019, to Dec. 12, 2019. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2020.
In relation to this project, a notice to construct, operate and maintain this electric transmission line project is now pending before the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in Columbus, Ohio.