North Shore Chelan Substation

At the Nov. 6, Board of Commissioners meeting held at 5:30 p.m. at the Confluence Technology Center, Chelan PUD commissioners voted 5 – 0 to direct staff to move forward on the option to purchase the Henderson properties for the North Shore Lake Chelan Substation. An audio recording of the meeting and the PowerPoint are now available. You can also read our news release.

Responses to questions and comments

Video and Presentation from Oct. 24 Community Meeting


The PUD has been working with the community since August 2015 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.

On September 19, staff provided an update to PUD Commissioners on two sites under consideration. Staff identified two areas and worked with property owners to secure property options on two parcels, one off Boyd Road, 2.3 miles from the intersection with SR150 and one off Henderson Road. PUD staff anticipates making a recommendation to Commissioners in October based on the feasibility analysis and public input.

We will keep the website updated and continue our outreach efforts via email and direct mail to inform stakeholders and seek public input.

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If you have any questions, please email Teka Sellers or call (509) 661-4294.

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.

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