Project Purpose and Overview

The greater Phoenix region has emerged as one of the top markets in the western United States for attracting high-tech industries. The West Valley, in particular, is benefiting from economic development activity that will bring jobs and revenue to the area. With strong growth in the area and increased electrical load demand, comes a need for new 230 kilovolt (kV) power lines and a substation in the area to serve new customers.

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We are in the early stages of a public siting process to identify appropriate routes for new 230kV power lines that best meet the needs of the customer, the community, and regulatory agencies. These power lines will connect the new Contrail Substation (located on the customer’s property on the southeast corner of Olive Avenue and Dysart Road) to existing 230kV transmission facilities. Specifically, these new lines will need to connect the Contrail Substation approximately two miles to the east into the existing 230kV transmission line or directly into the El Sol Substation, and approximately 5 miles to the west into the planned TS-2 Substation.

Your feedback will help determine the path of new power lines that are needed in your area. This project will connect the new Contrail Substation with existing power lines in the area fueling more reliable service for current and future APS customers.

To continue providing our customers with safe, clean and reliable electricity, we need to add new power lines to both serve existing customers and support the economic growth and development in the West Valley.

The new Contrail Substation is located in El Mirage, near the southeast corner of Olive Avenue and Dysart Road. New power lines are needed to connect this substation to existing power lines in the area.