The Osprey to Kathleen 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line is one of two new transmission lines planned as part of the Polk County Reliability Enhancement Project. The new line will extend from the Osprey Energy Center approximately 26 miles northwest to the existing Kathleen Substation in Polk County. Vegetation removal and construction of the Osprey-Kathleen transmission line will begin spring 2023.
Project at a Glance
Construction of a new Osprey Substation began in 2021 near the Duke Energy-owned Osprey Energy Center in the city of Auburndale. A new transmission line will be constructed between the new substation northwest to the Kathleen Substation
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
Easement acquisitions: Through early 2023
Line construction start: Spring 2023
Line completion: Summer 2024
Property restoration: Through 2024
Transmission Line Route
The height of the new steel structures
will be between 90 and 110 feet.
Through early 2023
Osprey Substation construction starts
Line preconstruction work, including surveying, soil boring and staking
Line construction between Osprey and Kathleen substations starts
Transmission line placed in service
Property restoration/project complete
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
Learn about the importance of transmission infrastructure and how it plays a vital role in powering our communities.
Learn about easements and what’s deemed appropriate use of the property.
Learn what occurs during the preconstruction phase of an electric transmission project.
|Route map Osprey Energy Center to Kathleen substation (PDF)||Route Map||12/07/2018|
|Route map Osprey Energy Center to Haines City Substation (PDF)||Route Map||12/07/2018|
|Easement Acquisition Process (PDF)||Resource||12/01/2018|
|Vegetation Management (PDF)||Resource||12/01/2018|
|Environmental Stewardship (PDF)||Resource||12/01/2018|