Chelan County PUD is looking for community input as we find a location for a new substation and transmission line in southeast Chelan, near the Chelan Dam. Energy use in the Lake Chelan Valley has grown 3 to 5 times higher than in other areas of the county since 2015, and the existing substations serving this area are nearing capacity. This new substation will help meet increased electrical demand, while maintaining reliable electrical service for customers in the Lake Chelan Valley.
For more information about substations, visit our Substation FAQ
Substation Site Evaluation
The PUD held an Informational Drop-in Session on May 15 to evaluate potential sites for the new substation. See site locations and evaluation here. Generally, the public preferred sites further to the east, and the PUD will pursue further evaluation of the area in and around sites A and B. If you have additional comments or feedback, please send to email@example.com.
The next step is to evaluate potential transmission alignments to serve the new substation.