TEP proposes new substation in Tucson

USA, Arizona: Tucson Electric Power Co. (TEP) wants to build a new, high-voltage transmission line from its H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station on East Irvington Road to a new substation to be built at the southeast corner of South Kino Parkway and East 36th Street.

The proposed new, 138 kV power line will extend about 4 miles from the Sundt power plant to the proposed Kino Substation, which would house power transformers and occupy about 3.5 acres at the southeast corner of South Kino Parkway and East 36th Street.

The project will boost electric reliability for customers and help meet growing energy needs in the immediate area, which is adjacent to the UA Tech Park at The Bridges, TEP said.

The project is the first of several system improvements designed to provide additional transmission capacity in central Tucson, TEP said.

The utility is seeking public comments at a Jan. 24 meeting and plans to file for approval by the Arizona Corporation Commission this spring.

Source: Tucson.com