Electric Reliability Project
Reliable electric service is important to everyone. That's why the City of Tallahassee's Your Own utilities work to ensure we have a system of substations and electric lines in place to meet your needs. As part of the City's Electric Reliability Project, designed to improve electric service to the growing northeast part of our community, we are planning two major projects.
We appreciate hearing from citizens. Please send your feedback to Power Engineering Manager.
Line 17 Project
The first project, which you will see on the maps below as line 17, involves replacing the electric poles that run from the electric substation at Miccosukee Road and Riggins Road to the substation near Market Square off of Timberlane Road. These new poles are being placed in the existing corridor, replacing the old poles, in order to modernize and upgrade the voltage of the transmission line.
If you have any questions on the Electric Reliability Project, you can call the City's Power Engineering Office at 850.891.5031.
Proposed New Transmission Line on the South Side of I-10 (map)
Replacing poles on Line 17 (Miccosukee Road to Timberlane Road)
Line 55 Project
Transmission Line 55 is in the design phase. As you might have seen, a new substation has been built on Centerville Road near Shamrock Street South. The City's Electric Utility works to connect the various substations in such a way that if service is lost to one substation, power can be routed from another substation to maintain your service. The Electric Utility worked with the community through the neighborhood groups, hosted community meetings, went door to door and worked with the FDOT to identify the route along the south side of the I10 FDOT right of way. On February 25, 2015, the Electric Utility sought approval from the City Commission to install the transmission line within the south corridor of Interstate 10 for this project. The design details are now underway that will need to be done in order to obtain final approvals from the FDOT.
Refer to the Electric Reliability Project Fact Sheet for more information about the route selection and how the City plans to plant trees on private properties that back up to I-10 near the proposed transmission line helping to create a buffer.