Rio Pinar to Econ 230kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project
At Duke Energy, our goal is to provide reliable power each and every day. To continue meeting energy needs now and into the future, we are completing an important electric reliability enhancement project in Orange County.
- Rebuild the existing 4-mile, 230-kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line from the Rio Pinar Substation to the Econlockhatchee (Econ) Substation.
- To ensure continuous service to our customers while the line is rebuilt, a temporary line will be constructed adjacent to the existing line within the transmission line easement. This temporary line will be in place for approximately one year and will be removed at the end of the project.
- Most of the existing metal lattice towers will be replaced by steel monopoles (single poles) with an average height of 125 feet.
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.
- 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
Key Project Dates
- Early Summer 2020 — Pre-Construction Activities (to include vegetation, surveying and encroachment activities)
- Late Summer 2020 — Begin line construction
- Spring 2022 — Temporary Line Removal
- Spring/Summer 2022 — Property Restoration and Project Completion