Reliability is a responsibility that Duke Energy takes very seriously. We are working on building a smarter energy future, which includes upgrading the electric transmission system through the Warren County communities of Lebanon, Turtle Creek Township and Monroe.
Duke Energy plans to rebuild and improve an existing 5.8-mile section of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and other associated equipment from our Warren Substation at W. 765 Turtle Creek Union Road in Lebanon, Ohio, to our Nickel Substation located at 895 Union Road in Monroe, Ohio. Construction is scheduled to begin in February 2018 and be completed by December 2018.
Warren County is the fastest-growing county in southwest Ohio. As a result, the need for energy has grown in Warren County, and Duke Energy is committed to providing dependable, cost-effective and reliable service to our Warren County customers. This project will provide greater energy capacity and enhanced service reliability now and in the years to come for this thriving community.
This project involves replacing 66 wood structures (about 100 individual poles) with galvanized steel poles and other associated equipment.
The new steel poles are more reliable and require less ongoing maintenance (and therefore cause less disturbance to neighborhoods).
The poles are about 10 to 15 feet taller than the wood poles, and they can withstand higher wind speeds than the traditional wood poles – increasing reliability during inclement weather.
Because they do not need to be treated with preservatives, the steel poles also are more environmentally friendly than the wood poles.
Installing transmission equipment is similar to a typical construction site, with numerous crews, trucks and equipment. There may be lulls between phases of activity. Skilled contractors and trade workers will work in the project area during daylight hours.
Work zones will be established to provide safety for our crews and for the public. At times, a road may be blocked temporarily as we set up equipment. Please use caution while approaching these work zones. Drivers should move their vehicles over or slow down as they approach crew vehicles and equipment. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Transmission Line Proposal: Public Input Invited
In relation to this project, Duke Energy Ohio is proposing an electric transmission line project that will allow the rebuilding of an existing 138-kilovolt (kV) line in order to increase capacity for transmission of electricity. The project will extend approximately 5.8 miles and is proposed to begin at Duke Energy’s Warren Substation at W. 765 Turtle Creek Union Road in Lebanon, Ohio. The project ends at Duke Energy’s Nickel Substation at 895 Union Road in Monroe, Ohio.
A letter of notification to construct, operate and maintain this electric transmission line project is now pending before the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in Columbus, Ohio. Letters also were sent to property owners about how they can participate in the process.