West Wenatchee Area Substation

Wenatchee Foothills


Chelan County PUD is seeking a location for a new substation to serve the West Wenatchee area. The existing substations currently serving the area are nearing capacity. A new substation is needed to redistribute existing electrical load and serve future growth and development. We are committed to involving the public in the substation siting process. 

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Please email customeroutreach@chelanpud.org or call 509-661-8563.

What's happening now - MAY 2024:

  • PUD staff, in coordination with the property owner (WSU), further explored Sites 1A and 3 based on stakeholder feedback. This included more specific layouts and access for the substation and associated power lines.
  • Based on this exploration, the PUD is narrowing in on a variation of Site 1, referred to as Site 1CStaff continues to perform analysis and feasibility on the site.
  • Later this year, we will reach out to neighboring property owners with more information.
  • May 20, 2024 - Update to PUD Commissioners (link to audio, presentation begins at 1:03)


In 2023, PUD staff listened to stakeholder feedback and continued work on narrowing in on a site for the future substation to serve the west Wenatchee area.

  • We presented four potential sites (1A, 1B, 2, and 3) within WSU's property at the corner of Springwater and Western avenues.
  • We evaluated each site based on stakeholder feedback, system, land, and environmental considerations.
  • We used the Evaluation Matrix to evaluate (score) each site on the basis of system, land, and environmental considerations. We then asked stakeholders for feedback on aesthetics and neighborhood values using this survey
  • Detailed view of potential sites: 1a1b23.
  • Feb. 21 neighborhood meeting slide
  • Site Evaluation Matrix (June 2023) - incorporates public feedback on Aesthetics and Neighborhood Values.

Anticipated Project Timeline

*This timeline is subject to change as priorities shift and adjustments are made to the schedule.

West Wenatchee Substation Timeline