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.
Transmission Line 55 is in the planning 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. Accordingly, we have been exploring the best way to connect the new substation on Centerville Road to the substation off Timberlane Road near Market Square, using the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) rights of way along Interstate 10 (I-10).
City staff has been meeting with FDOT and neighborhood groups, hosting community meetings and has gone door-to-door to provide information and hear feedback.
Based on the work to date, the Electric Utility staff with feedback from FDOT has identified a route along the south side of the I-10 FDOT rights of way. Refer to the Electric Reliability Project Fact Sheet for more information about the route selection and how the City is making plans to plant trees on private properties that back up to I-10 near the proposed transmission line helping to create a buffer.
We appreciate hearing from citizens. Please send your feedback to Brian Horton.
Proposed New Transmission Line on the South Side of I-10 (map)
Replacing poles on Line 17 (Miccosukee Road to Timberlane Road)
The second 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.