Brooksville West – Springwood
- Upgrade transmission connections from 115-kilovolt (kV) to 230-kV within the Brooksville West Substation in Brooksville, Fla.
- Upgrade the transmission connections to the Springwood Substation (WREC) in Brooksville, Fla.
Brooksville – Mondon Hill
- Construct two new one-mile, 115-kV transmission lines on a combination of single-circuit 115-kV, double-circuit 115-kV, double-circuit 115/69-kV, triple-circuit 230/115/69-kV and quadruple-circuit 115/115/69/69-kV, on monopoles from the existing Brooksville Substation in Brooksville, Fla. to the new Mondon Hill Substation in Brooksville, Fla.
- Extend one existing 115-kV transmission line approximately 1.5 miles on a combination of single-circuit 115-kV, double-circuit 115-kV, double-circuit 115/69-kV and quadruple-circuit 115/115/69/69-kV, on monopole structures from the existing Brooksville Substation to the new Mondon Hill Substation.
- Extend one existing 115-kV transmission line approximately 1.5 miles and upgrade it to 230-kV on a combination of single-circuit 230-kV, double-circuit 230/69-kV and triple-circuit 230/115/69-kV, on monopole structures from the existing Brooksville Substation to the new Mondon Hill Substation.
- The transmission lines will be built on monopoles ranging from 20 to 25 feet taller than the existing wood poles.
Mondon Hill – Bushnell East
- Construct approximately 20 miles of new 230-kV transmission line on a combination of single-circuit 230-kV, double-circuit 230/69-kV and triple-circuit 230/69/69-kV on monopoles, from the new Mondon Hill Substation to the existing Bushnell East Substation in Bushnell, Fla.
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.
- Provide flexibility and additional capacity to continue delivering reliable electricity to meet the region’s growing energy needs.
- Maintain a robust system for supplying and delivering energy, which is integral to the continued economic prosperity of the region.
What to ExpectOnce 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 October 2022.
Real Estate Activities Started
Restoration of Right of Way
To be completed after construction
- Construction of New Lines
- Delivering Electricity to You
- Get Connected
- Electric and Magnetic Fields
- Environmental Responsibility
- Factors Considered When Siting Transmission Lines
- Why Must Duke Energy Remove Trees?
- Preparing for Construction
- Construction Steps
- Undergrounding Transmission Lines
- How Does Duke Energy Acquire Easements?