T&D World Magazine

New 69-kV Line and Substation Planned by Tampa Electric

Tampa Electric, Tampa, FL, plans to construct a new 69-kV transmission line primarily on public right-of-way located in the Odessa, FL area. The Silver Dollar Project also includes construction of a new substation on the north side of Patterson Road near the Silver Dollar Golf Club, and upgrades to the existing Keystone substation, located off of Race Track Road adjacent to the Keystone United Methodist Church.

The new transmission line will begin at the Keystone substation and follow a route along Race Track to Patterson Road, then along Patterson to the new Silver Dollar substation, a span of approximately four miles. This type of construction typically utilizes steel and/or concrete poles that are up to 75 feet in height with a ground-line diameter of up to 24 inches.

The new transmission line, substation and upgrades to the Keystone substation will allow Tampa Electric to maintain reliability and strengthen the electrical system in the area. The Silver Dollar project is in the permitting stage. Construction is planned to start in December 2007.

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