T&D World Magazine

Substation Upgrade Will Improve Voltage Support and Reliability

The Sun City Center Substation, Tampa, FL, is being rebuilt and upgraded by Tampa Electric Co. to provide improved electric service to the area. In particular, the project will improve voltage support and will allow for additional switching capabilities during electrical outages in the area.

The project involves the addition of a second transformer, a second transmission circuit and two additional distribution circuits to the substation. The new transmission line will run west from the substation along the south side of State Road 674 across Highway 301, where it will then cross over State road 674 and link to an existing line. Concrete poles up to 75 ft tall will be used.

Tampa electric is also making aesthetic and safety enhancements to the substation. The existing chain link fence is replaced with an 8-ft tall vinyl-coated chain link fence. New safety signs will be installed. Jasmine vine and ligustrum trees will be planted along the fence. The substation project is scheduled to be completed in October 2007.

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