New substation and transmission line to be built in Southern Oregon

USA, Oregon: Electric utility Pacific Power remains on course with plans to build a substation, with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, near the intersection of Tresham Lane and Highway 234 in Gold Hill, Oregon, as part of an $80 million transmission line upgrade.

The utility has filed for land-use approval for the substation in Jackson County, a review and decision process the company said will take up to 150 days, reports Mail Tribune.

Pacific Power plans to add 29 kilometres (18 miles) of 230 kV transmission line from an existing Grants Pass substation to the new substation.

Construction is scheduled for 2019 with service commencing in late 2020.

Source: Mail Tribune