Welcome to the APS West Valley Central 230kV Connection Project Virtual Open House!

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STATION ONE: PROJECT OVERVIEW AND NEED

 

APS is planning to construct and operate new 230 kilovolt (kV) power lines and substations to provide adequate and reliable power to the rapidly growing West Valley communities. The information provided below will help the community understand the need for the project and the type of facilities APS is proposing to meet our customers’ energy needs.

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NEXT UP: PLANNING PROCESS

STATION TWO: PLANNING PROCESS

APS considers several factors in detail prior to making decisions related to constructing and operating 230kV power lines and substations. There are detailed engineering and environmental studies that are completed during the planning process. Throughout the planning process, APS collected input from key agencies and the public (e.g., landowners, residents, business owners, etc.) prior to selecting preferred locations for the proposed facilities. The information provided below will help the community understand the important data evaluated during the planning process.

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NEXT UP: PRELIMINARY ALTERNATIVES

STATION THREE: PRELIMINARY ALTERNATIVES

APS considered a broad range of design and locational alternatives for the 230kV power lines during the planning process. Each of the preliminary alternatives was evaluated by their viability to adequately serve the purpose and need for the project while balancing the impacts to environmental resources and agency/public input received during the planning process. The information provided below will help the community understand the preliminary alternatives that were considered for the project, as well as key decision factors that APS evaluated prior to selecting preferred routes to consider for permitting and construction.

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NEXT UP: ROUTE OPTIONS

STATION FOUR: ROUTE OPTIONS

APS identified several potential route options that would meet the project purpose and need for the 230kV power lines. During the planning process, APS identified the need to construct and operate three separate 230kV power line routes to connect to the recently constructed Contrail Substation.

  1. A route connecting from the Future TS-2 Substation near the intersection of Loop 303 Freeway and Olive Avenue.
  2. A route connecting from the existing El Sol Substation near the intersection of Olive Avenue and North 114th Avenue.
  3. A route connecting from the existing El Sol White Tanks 230kV power line near the intersection of Northern Avenue and North 111th Avenue.

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APS has identified preferred routes from the options shown on the maps above. The preferred routes are shown on the image below. You can also view the preferred routes on the interactive map.

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The following Interactive Map uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to allow the agencies and public to view the project interactively. Each of the preferred routes that are being considered can be viewed on aerial imagery illustrating the existing landscape within the study area. Please note, these preferred routes are only conceptual and do not represent final locations or design. The preferred routes have been carried forward in APS’ Application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility for approval by the Arizona Corporation Commission.

 

Click Here For Interactive Map of Preferred Routes

 

NEXT UP: TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

STATION FIVE: TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

APS takes into account additional technical considerations when evaluating design and location options for the 230kV power lines. These technical considerations help address health and safety concerns while satisfying regulatory approval requirements. The information provided below will help the community understand information related to Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) and Noise/Interference related to the proposed facilities.

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NEXT UP: AGENCY AND PUBLIC OUTREACH

STATION SIX: AGENCY AND PUBLIC OUTREACH

APS has been conducting extensive agency and public outreach for all of its major power line and substation projects for more than two decades. Input from the agencies and public is critical to the success of each new project we propose to construct and operate to serve our customers. The information provided below will help the community understand how they can participate in the planning process, which includes outreach activities and opportunities to view physical copies of project information.

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As part of our CEC application process a multi-day public hearing is scheduled for Monday, February 28 at 1 p.m. at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale, Arizona, 85301. Virtual attendance will be available, updates will be provided here.

The first day of the hearing will occur 1 p.m.–5 p.m. and subsequent days will be 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The hearing is scheduled to conclude on or before Friday, March 4. At the hearing, the Siting Committee will review evidence from the study team and other parties wishing to participate in the process.

Public comment will be taken Monday, February 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to comment either in person or virtually. If the Siting Committee approves our application, the Committee will issue a CEC, which will be submitted to the Arizona Corporation Commission for its consideration.

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