Substation BP 14 Feeder Facilities

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Substation BP 14 Feeder Facilities

Substation BP 14 Feeder Facilities

Client: City of Tallahassee Electric
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Size: 1.75 miles
Service: Public & Civic Infrastructure

Highlights:
Contact Staff: Echo K. Gates, LEED®AP
 

The Substation BP14 Feeder Facilities are the electric distribution infrastructure owned by the City of Tallahassee (City) and located along Centerville Road. The infrastructure distributes electric power from the recently completed Substation BP14 on the east side of Centerville Road south of Shamrock South to electric customers in northeast Leon County, Florida. The overhead lines were within an existing utility easement that is also wholly within the Centerville Road Canopy Road Protection Zone (CRCRPZ).

The project consisted of placing the overhead distribution line underground from an existing manhole at the northwest corner of Centerville Road and Shamrock South and extending north approximately 1.75 miles along Centerville Road to Pimlico Drive. The location of the existing line on the west side of Centerville Road follows an existing multi-use trail within the utility easement. Due to the environmentally sensitive CRCRPZ, the distribution line was to be placed underground with manholes placed approximately 1,000 feet apart. In order to preserve the canopy, the conduit for the distribution line was to be directionally drilled, thereby minimizing negative environmental impacts to the area. With 11 manholes approximately 12 ft. x 12 ft. each to be installed, some tree removal during construction was unavoidable.

The resulting project has provided the community with an electric service that reduces the negative visual impacts in the tree canopy along Centerville Road, increases electric service reliability in the northeast sector of Leon County, and preserves the unique environmental habitat along the historic Centerville Road.

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Substation BP 14 Feeder Facilities


Tallahassee, FL

Client:

City of Tallahassee Electric

Location:

Tallahassee, FL

Size:

1.75 miles

Service

Public & Civic Infrastructure

Highlights:

Civil Engineering
Engineering Design and Permitting
Stormwater Design

Contact Staff:

Echo K. Gates, LEED®AP

Substation BP 14 Feeder Facilities

The Substation BP14 Feeder Facilities are the electric distribution infrastructure owned by the City of Tallahassee (City) and located along Centerville Road. The infrastructure distributes electric power from the recently completed Substation BP14 on the east side of Centerville Road south of Shamrock South to electric customers in northeast Leon County, Florida. The overhead lines were within an existing utility easement that is also wholly within the Centerville Road Canopy Road Protection Zone (CRCRPZ).

The project consisted of placing the overhead distribution line underground from an existing manhole at the northwest corner of Centerville Road and Shamrock South and extending north approximately 1.75 miles along Centerville Road to Pimlico Drive. The location of the existing line on the west side of Centerville Road follows an existing multi-use trail within the utility easement. Due to the environmentally sensitive CRCRPZ, the distribution line was to be placed underground with manholes placed approximately 1,000 feet apart. In order to preserve the canopy, the conduit for the distribution line was to be directionally drilled, thereby minimizing negative environmental impacts to the area. With 11 manholes approximately 12 ft. x 12 ft. each to be installed, some tree removal during construction was unavoidable.

The resulting project has provided the community with an electric service that reduces the negative visual impacts in the tree canopy along Centerville Road, increases electric service reliability in the northeast sector of Leon County, and preserves the unique environmental habitat along the historic Centerville Road.