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

We appreciate your interest in the project and look forward to incorporating your feedback into the planning process.

As you scroll down this page, you’ll be able to review the subject matter stations that would be provided at an in-person project open house.

At any point during the virtual open house, feel free to click on the Leave Comments menu link to provide us with your thoughts and questions. When you’ve completed the Virtual Open House, you’ll find a link to our online project questionnaire. This questionnaire provides an opportunity for the community to share important information that will be considered by APS when making decisions regarding the design and location of the proposed project facilities.

If you would like to communicate directly with a project representative, use the “Contact Us” page to provide your questions and contact information so that we can respond to your inquiry.

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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 will also collect input from key agencies and the public (e.g., landowners, residents, business owners, etc.) prior to selecting final locations for the proposed facilities. The information provided below will help the community understand the important data that will be evaluated during the planning process.

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SPACE

NEXT UP: ALTERNATIVE ROUTES

STATION THREE: ALTERNATIVE ROUTES

APS will consider a broad range of design and locational alternatives for the 230kV power lines during the planning process. Each of the alternatives will need 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 alternatives that are being considered for the project, as well as key decision factors that APS will evaluate prior to making a final decision regarding which power line routes to construct.

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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 preliminary alternatives links that are being considered for power line routes can be viewed on aerial imagery illustrating the existing landscape within the study area. Please note, these preliminary link alternatives are only conceptual and do not represent final locations or design.

 

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NEXT UP: TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

STATION FOUR: TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

APS takes into account additional technical considerations when evaluating design and locational alternatives for the 230kV power lines. These technical consideration 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 FIVE: 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 proposed outreach activities, registration for a live town hall meeting, the project questionnaire, and additional ways to contact APS with your important comments.

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LIVE VIRTUAL TOWN HALL REGISTRATION

Our live virtual town hall will give attendees the opportunity to hear from project representatives and have their questions answered.

This event will take place on an online video conference platform on Wednesday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 10, 2020.  Both live events will run from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

APS will provide a presentation about the project, discuss the various aspects including purpose and need, environmental considerations, construction and right-of-way.

Following the presentation there will be a question and answer period. Registration is required to participate. Click on the link below and then click “View Event Details” near the title to access the registration page.

Live Town Hall Registration

 

PROJECT QUESTIONNAIRE, CONTACT US AND PROJECT NEWSLETTER

Now that you’ve attended our virtual open house, we’d appreciate your feedback. Our project questionnaire is designed to give you the opportunity to identify the routing factors and considerations you feel are most important. Questionnaire results will be reviewed by the project team prior to the selection of a preferred route.

PROJECT QUESTIONNAIRE

 

Got questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

FAQs Page

 

If you don’t find your specific question, please use the “Contact Us” link to submit your inquiry to the project team.

Contact Us

 

If you’d like this information to-go, use the link below to download and print our project newsletter.

project Newsletter