April 6, 2012
Tampa Electric anticipates building new transmission lines in your community
Tampa Electric is committed to providing reliable, cost-effective electricity to you and your neighbors in Polk and southeastern Hillsborough Counties. Tampa Electric is evaluating plans to build a new transmission line in your neighborhood to ensure delivery of reliable electricity for the entire region.
Tampa Electric is considering expanding the Polk Power Station by 2017. If expansion is determined to be the most cost-effective option, Tampa Electric would build about 40 miles of new 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the power plant, in southwestern Polk County, to the company’s FishHawk Substation, 19306 Boyette Rd., in southeastern Hillsborough County. The company also would build a proposed substation, near Balm Boyette Rd. and Aspen Ave. A 10-mile portion of an existing 230-kV transmission line in the Pierce and Bradley areas of Polk County also would need to be relocated to improve reliability. The project is called the Polk Power to FishHawk Substation line.
Tampa Electric has not yet determined the exact routes of the proposed transmission lines, and we would like your feedbacColor. Tampa Electric will work with residents, community leaders, regulatory agencies and others during the route-selection process. Once the route is selected, construction would begin in fall 2014, and the line would enter service in late 2016.
Tampa Electric would like to hear from you. Please plan to attend one of our open houses, when Tampa Electric representatives and members of the project team will be available to provide more details of the project and answer your questions. They will have detailed displays, along with a map of the potential routes under consideration.
- 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Little Union Primitive Baptist Church, 15510 SR 39 in Lithia.
- 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Fishhawk Fellowship Church, 15326 Fishhawk Blvd. in Lithia.
- 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the Wimauma Senior Center, 5715 North St. in Wimauma.
If you cannot attend an open house but would like to learn more about the new transmission lines, visit us online at tampaelectric.com/polktofishhawk or call 275-3334. For information about the proposed Polk plant expansion, call 228-1021.