Tampa Electric is committed to providing reliable, environmentally responsible and cost-effective electricity to you and your neighbors.
We are about to begin construction on the Wimauma Solar plant, which will produce 74 megawatts (MW) of solar power at 13026 Diehl Farm Road. That project includes upgrading part of an existing power line and building a new 4-mile-long, transmission line to connect to the Sun City Substation, at 5011 Highway 674 in Wimauma.
The new power line will run along the west side of Edina Road, turn west on Center Street, head south on West Lake Drive and then turn west on County Road 674 to the substation (Please see enclosed map). The steel poles will be 74 feet tall and 24 inches in diameter at ground level.
The Wimauma project is part of Tampa Electric's significant expansion of clean and quiet solar power. By 2021, we will build 10 new photovoltaic solar projects, for a total of 600 MW, which is enough electricity to power more than 100,000 homes â€“ and we are already more than halfway there. Several solar projects are already producing energy from the sun in your south Hillsborough County community, including Balm Solar, Grange Hall Solar and Lithia Solar. When the projects are complete, nearly 7 percent of Tampa Electric's energy generation will come from solar power â€“ a higher percentage than any other Florida utility.
If you would like more information about this new power line, please attend our open house 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Wimauma Convention Center's RV Recreation Building, 625 12th Street, Wimauma. Tampa Electric experts will be available to answer questions about the power line and the solar project.
If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like additional information about this power line, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-635-1582.