The PUD hosted a community meeting on August 27, 2015
to explain the need for a new substation and discuss the process we would follow moving forward. A community focus group was formed in September and held four meetings between October 2015 and April 2016. The focus group created Site Selection Criteria
, identified eighteen areas for evaluation, rated each area through the Site Evaluation Matrix and narrowed to the "Top 3" areas. Details on the focus group and meeting notes are below.