North Shore Chelan Substation

The PUD is working with the community to find a location for a new substation between Chelan and Manson.  The existing substations, Union Valley and Wapato, serving this area are nearing capacity. A new substation is needed in order to redistribute existing electrical load and to anticipate further growth during the next decade.

Chelan PUD will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Chelan City Hall, 135 E. Johnson, Chelan.  This meeting will include a presentation and discussion of the completed site analysis for three possible locations.  This meeting is an opportunity to gather input from the community.  If you cannot attend, there will be updates from the meeting posted online. Public comment is now open between Feb. 2 and Mar. 2.

On September 20, 2016 PUD staff presented an update on the substation siting process at the PUD Commission meeting. PUD Commissioners asked staff to continue searching for additional sites for further analysis and comparisons. This will allow PUD staff, Commissioners and customer-owners to understand the difference in costs and system impacts.

Working with the community, two additional properties have been identified, providing the PUD with three total properties for further analysis. These properties include Chelan Heights and Uhrich properties near Area 14 and Washington Federal near Area 17. Two different sites are under consideration on the Washington Federal property. Please see this map for reference.

In December and January, the PUD's consultant will perform site analysis that will include detailed costs, transmission and distribution route alternatives, and renderings of what a substation would look like on each of the identified locations. The PUD has made no formal commitment to any property nor a specific site.  The PUD will continue to seek community input as the process moves forward.

Updating this website and our outreach efforts via email and direct mail will continue as we seek to reach a consensus for the much-needed Chelan-Manson substation site.

The PUD is always open to hearing from the public. You can share your public comments on the siting of the Chelan substation using the public comment form below, by emailing or calling 509-661-4294. 

Click HERE to share your comments.

This website will be kept up to date with new information and meeting announcements.  If you have any questions, please email Teka Sellers or call (509) 661-4294.

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