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Osprey to Haines City East Transmission Line

The new line will extend from the Osprey Energy Center approximately 21 miles east to the existing Haines City East Substation in Polk County. Vegetation removal and construction of the Haines City-Osprey transmission line began in spring 2022 and will be completed in late 2023.

Project at a Glance

A new transmission line will be built between the new substation east to the existing Haines City East Substation in Haines City.

Project area: Polk County, Kathleen, Haines City and Auburndale 

Line voltage: 230 kV

Pole height: Single-pole steel or concrete approximately 90 to 110 feet

Vegetation Removal/Line construction start: Spring 2022

Line and substation completion: Late 2023 

Property restoration: Through 2024

Transmission Line Route

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Example of the monopole design which will be used on the Osprey project.
The height of the new steel structures will be between 90 and 110 feet.


  • Easement acquisition

    Through mid 2022

  • Osprey Substation construction starts

    Spring 2021

  • Line preconstruction work, including surveying, soil boring and staking

    Through early 2022

  • Line construction between Osprey and Haines City substations starts

    Spring 2022

  • Transmission line placed in service

    Late 2023

  • Property restoration/project complete

    Through 2024

*Schedules are subject to change based on factors such as weather, availability of crews and equipment, permitting, or unforeseen circumstances. Activities may not occur in a sequential manner over the entire distance of the project. 

Project benefits and information

This transmission improvement project will help strengthen reliability and enable Duke Energy and other Florida utilities to deliver energy generated at the Osprey Energy Center to the major growth areas in Central Florida and surrounding areas.
  • Help meet current and long-term energy demand in the region

  • Strengthen system reliability to serve growing communities

  • Help minimize the risk of power outages

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Construction Fact Sheet (PDF)Resource05/11/2022
Get Connected (PDF)Resource03/23/2022
Route map Osprey Energy Center to Kathleen substation (PDF)Route Map12/07/2018
Route map Osprey Energy Center to Haines City Substation (PDF)Route Map12/07/2018
Vegetation Management (PDF)Resource12/01/2018