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SRP proposes substation, overhead lines to meet Phoenix future energy needs

Posted 5/27/24

Salt River Project will be conducting three meetings as the Tempe-based utility is seeking public comment on its proposal to meet energy needs for growth in Laveen.

Phoenix is planning for …

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SOUTH MOUNTAIN

SRP proposes substation, overhead lines to meet Phoenix future energy needs

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Salt River Project will be conducting three meetings as the Tempe-based utility is seeking public comment on its proposal to meet energy needs for growth in Laveen.

Phoenix is planning for development in Laveen that could include a mix of land uses, such as an industrial and tech park, retail, hospitals, hotels and resorts, residential areas and other new businesses, according to an SRP release.

To meet expected energy needs for the proposed development, SRP is planning the South Mountain Transmission Project, which would include a new substation and miles of overhead transmission lines, the release stated.

SRP is preparing an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility for the lines with the Arizona Corporation Committee.

It will provide information on the project and ask for public comment at the following meetings:

Virtual Meetings:

  • Thursday, May 30, noon
    • Online
    • Registration is required 
       
  • Thursday, May 30, 5:30 p.m.  
    • Online
    • Registration is required
       

In-Person Meeting:

  • Thursday, June 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Betty H. Fairfax High School, 8225 S. 59th Ave., Laveen

Registration is encouraged but not required.

To sign up for an open house: srp.net/SMTOpenHouse or call 1-855-584-1484.