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OUC Upgrading Transmission in St. Cloud

Jan 07, 2015

ST. CLOUD, FL - To provide St. Cloud customers with the most dependable service possible, OUC—The Reliable One is upgrading power lines and structures between the St. Cloud Substation on 10th Street and the Kissimmee Utility Authority system just west of the Florida Turnpike. Existing poles and conductors will be replaced by new steel transmission poles and concrete distribution poles. This nearly $7 million investment will result in a stronger, more storm-hardened system that will provide additional capacity for future growth and improved reliability for the St. Cloud service area.

Project Schedule

The project runs west from the substation on 10th Street at Missouri Avenue and crosses over US 192 along Neptune Road to Old Canoe Creek Road.  It will continue along Neptune Road from Old Canoe Creek Road to just west of the Florida Turnpike.  Transmission foundations are scheduled to begin January 26, 2015 with new transmission poles installed by May 22, 2015.  Smaller distribution pole and attachment installations will follow through December 2015. Typical work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Road and lane closures will be required at various times on both 10th Street and Neptune Road. There will also be a time when both the old and new poles are present in the transmission corridor. However, the old structures will eventually be removed leaving a new power line arrangement with fewer poles. Please note that all OUC employees are required to wear and display company ID badges. OUC will be working with personnel from Southeast Power, Black & Veatch and Southeastern Surveying on this project.

Power Outages

No power outages are expected during construction. However, if an outage becomes necessary to complete the work safely, customers will be notified in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary service upgrade may cause. We believe the new equipment will provide you with the quality service you have come to expect from OUC—The Reliable One.

If you have any questions, please call OUC Project Engineer Adonis Willis at 407-434-4134 or Transmission Engineering Manager Dan Slack at 407-434-4125.

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About OUC—The Reliable One
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The
Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to nearly 230,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. Visit ouc.com to learn more about our commitment to reliability, affordability and sustainability.