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Ross Prairie to Shaw Transmission Project

Ross Prairie to Shaw

Transmission Project

Current Activities

Duke Energy selected a route for the new Ross Prairie to Shaw Transmission line. The next step is surveying and field investigations to determine the easement boundaries. See route map.

About the Project

To help provide safe and reliable electricity to those who live and work in Ocala and Marion County, Duke Energy is building a new transmission line between the existing Ross Prairie and Shaw substations.

The Ross Prairie to Shaw Transmission Line will provide an additional source of power to the area. 

The new line is one of more than a dozen grid improvement projects Duke Energy is undertaking across Marion, Levy and Alachua counties. Together, these projects will help meet the growing energy needs of Florida, aid in improving grid resiliency (restoring power after storms), and support the development of clean energy.

Project Details

  • Construct a new, approximately 19-mile, 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the existing Ross Prairie Substation to the existing Shaw Substation.
  • Upgrade the existing Ross Prairie and Shaw substations.
  • The new transmission lines will be built above ground using steel and concrete poles
  • Pole height typically ranges from 90 to 110 feet, but some could be up to 140 feet.
  • The selected route maximizes the use of existing easements. New easements and temporary construction easements will be needed in some areas.

Project Map

Ross Prairie Project Route Map
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Benefits to the Community

The Ross Prairie to Shaw 230-kV transmission line:
  • Increases capacity to help provide safe and reliable energy to homes, community facilities, and businesses across the region now and in the future.

  • Provides an additional path of power and minimizes the risks of outages during powerful storms.

  • Supports a robust energy grid that is integral to continued economic prosperity in the region.

Project Timeline*

The Ross Prairie to Shaw 230-kV transmission line:
  • Route Announcement Summer 2024

  • Field investigations & surveying Summer/Fall 2024

  • Easement acquisition starts Fall 2024

  • Start of construction 2026

*Timeline is subject to change based on factors such as weather, availability of crews and equipment or unforeseen circumstances that may impact the schedule.
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Public Participation

Public participation is a vital part of Duke Energy’s siting process for electric transmission projects.
    We gathered input from the public through our project website, phone calls, emails, and other communication channels during the comment period that ended on Nov. 30, 2023.

    Information received from the public was incorporated into our planning, analysis, and selection of the route.

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    Watch our short videos to learn more about the importance of transmission, how it plays a vital role in powering our communities, how it is constructed and how our easement areas are maintained.

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