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Northridge to West Davenport Project

Overview of the Project

To meet the anticipated growth in Davenport, Fla., Duke Energy plans to construct a new 69-kilovolt transmission line in Polk County along Florida Development Road and Highway 27.

Project Details

The new 2.4-mile, 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line will be built from the existing Northridge substation at 42730 Highway U.S. 27 to the West Davenport substation at 1800 Florida Development Road.

Benefits to the Community

  • Enhance the ability of Duke Energy to provide safe and reliable energy to homes 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

  • Project Announcement – 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.

  • Surveying and Field Investigations – Environmental and engineering specialists conduct parcel boundary surveys and subsurface investigations, and identify land features. This work finalizes structure types and locations.

  • Vegetation Removal and Access Creation – Crews will create access points along the right of way to the construction areas.

  • Site Preparation, Foundations and Pole Setting – Areas where structures are to be set are prepared for construction of foundations.

  • Restoration – Duke Energy's standard is to restore areas impacted to a condition equal to before construction Grassy areas within the right of way will be reestablished.
    Construction activities are expected to begin in October 2022 and last through May 2023.

Key Dates*

  • Public notification: November 2020
  • Construction start: October 2022
  • Restoration of right of way: To be completed after construction
  • In-service date: December 2023
*Dates are subject to change

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News and Resources

Northridge to West Davenport Project
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Construction of New Llines (PDF)Resource11/20/2020
Delivering Electricity to You (PDF)Resource11/20/2020
Electric and Magnetic Fields (PDF)Resource11/20/2020
Environmental Responsibility (PDF)Resource11/20/2020
Environmental Responsibility (PDF)Resource11/20/2020