The PUD began working with the community in 2015 to find a location for a new substation in the Leavenworth area to support growth and development in the Upper Valley. The existing double-bank substation serving this area is nearing capacity.
At the July 10 PUD Commission meeting, staff presented results of the feasibility report performed on the three sites under consideration. The findings of the feasibility report points to PUD-owned property on Chumstick Highway as the preferred site for the new substation.
The PUD will begin permit-level design and initiate the Conditional Use Permitting process in July. Staff will be reaching out to stakeholders to discuss substation design and transmission line route options.
We will continue to update our website and our outreach efforts via email and direct mail will continue as we move into the next phase of this project.