Chelan County PUD has been working closely with the community since 2015 to construct a new substation and associated transmission lines to serve the Leavenworth area. The existing double-bank substation serving the area is nearing capacity. In May 2017, the PUD, along with community input, selected a site at the intersection of North Road and Chumstick Highway for the new substation.
PUD staff will be re-engaging with adjacent property owners and community partners in 2024 on substation design. As we move forward in the design phase, the PUD will work to understand what the stakeholders value in the design of the substation, including landscaping, lighting, general aesthetics, and more.