Background Information<br />My name is David Renna. I am a GIS Analyst hired by Florida Power & Light Company to analyze a proposed new transmission line.<br />The Bobwhite – Manatee Transmission line is to cover a corridor just to the Southeast of Tampa/St. Petersburg area.<br />This project began back in the Spring 2006 and is set for completion in late 2011.<br />Letters were sent out in November 2006 to provide needed information to customers who were going to be affected by the construction of the new transmission line. These letters were also to find out some of the concerns of property owners affected by project.<br />I have included a timeline of the project in order to let you get familiar Florida Power & Light’s plans.<br />This is analysis directly related to concerns of clients to which letters were sent out. <br />
Line runs south approximately 25 miles(52 miles total).
End in Sarasota county at new proposed substation.
Public Concerns Analysis over two year period from Spring 2006 – 2008.</li></li></ul><li>Critical Public Concerns Addressed<br />Conservation Areas Preserved<br />Wetlands Preserved<br />Homes affected during construction<br />Number of county parcels affected during project<br /> Schools and Daycare within corridor<br />Construction Cost kept to minimum<br />
Conservation Areas<br /><ul><li>Nine Conservation Areas within study area
Only three conservation areas affected</li></ul>Lake Manatee Lower Watershed (5796 Acres).<br />Lake Manatee State Park (549 Acres).<br />Heritage Ranch Conservation Easement (1972 Acres)<br /><ul><li>Lines do not cross over Conservation areas.
Run tangent along conservation area boundaries.
Very little affect on proposed project</li></li></ul><li>Wetlands Affected<br /><ul><li> 3403 total wetland areas
33 parcels contained within 400 ft buffer zone.
222 parcels affected by intersection by transmission line
.02 % of total parcels affected</li></li></ul><li>Schools and Daycares Manatee/Sarasota Counties<br /><ul><li>No schools or daycares within 400 ft. of transmission line.
1 school within half mile (Robert Wells Elementary: Manatee County)
2 Daycares within half mile </li></ul>Sprouts Child Development Center<br />Children of Faith Child Development Center<br /><ul><li>All schools and daycare within half mile of line are located in SW region of study area.</li></li></ul><li>Soil CharacteristicsBobwhite – Manatee Line<br /><ul><li>FS = Fine Sand
Notice yellow shades in NW and SE Region of study area.
Yellow regions show areas of soil composition not suitable for construction (Muck)</li></li></ul><li>Cost Analysis<br />Transmission line length = approximately 52 miles<br />Cost of installing a Single Circuit Tubular Steel Pole 230KW transmission line = approx. $57 million<br />Cost of tying line into grid at each end of transmission = $2.3 million<br />Total Estimated Cost (TEC)= $62 million<br />
Conclusion: Bobwhite-Manatee Transmission Project<br />Overall concerns have been addressed. Proposed site seems to fit all criteria.<br />Conservation areas and wetlands are not affected.<br />Number of homes affected is low<br />Number of property parcels affected is very low percentage of total parcels<br />No schools or daycares are affected<br />Construction cost are reasonable<br />Objectives complete: Transmission of power to Sarasota County <br />
Source List<br />ESRI<br />Repository Database / UWF GIS<br />Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL)<br />The National Map Seamless Server Download<br />USGS Database<br />Manatee County Public Database<br />Sarasota County Public Database<br />All maps Produced by David Renna in ArcMap<br />