Duke to begin Vegetation Management in Transmission Line Corridor

As part of Duke Energy’s continuing commitment to provide safe and reliable electrical service to our communities, they must invest in the proper care and maintenance of the Transmission infrastructure.  Part of this maintenance program involves vegetation management within Duke’s right-of-way (ROW) corridor. In order to ensure continued reliable electric service, crews will be pruning and, in some cases, removing trees in the ROW of the CC/CLT 230/500 kV transmission line corridor. Work is scheduled to begin in January and expected to be completed by November.

The CC/CLT 230/500 kV is a 67.18 mile power line that starts at the Crystal River East Substation located at 6751 North Suncoast Blvd, Crystal River and ends at the Lake Tarpon Substation located at 11710 Race Track Rd, Tampa.

Affected landowners will be notified individually as the project proceeds and prior to work commencing on their property. Power interruptions at this time are not anticipated, should an outage become necessary to complete this work, affected customers will be notified in advance.

For further details or questions about the work, please feel free to contact Trevis McIntyre, Vegetation Management Specialist, Duke Energy at: [email protected]. To learn more about our tree care practices, see our   “Know Where You Grow” campaign at https://www.duke-energy.com-trees.