Bagdad 230kV Transmission Line Project

Family in their living room


Voltage: 230kV
Estimated Siting Completion Date: Q1 2025
Location: Bagdad area

Why the project is needed

To meet the expanding energy needs of more people and businesses throughout Yavapai County, APS is looking to upgrade its system. The proposal includes building a new high-voltage power line to support future increased energy usage at the Freeport-McMoRan mine in Bagdad and provide future opportunities to improve reliability in the region. The new 230kV transmission line will connect a new substation approximately one mile east of the Town of Bagdad adjacent to the existing Willow Lake 115kV power line to the Western Area Power Administration's Mead to Perkins transmission line to the south. It will be approximately 14 miles long.

Here is an example of the type of structure we are proposing. The new 230kV transmission line will be built on steel H-frame structures up to 130 feet high. It will require a right of way approximately 100 feet wide (50 feet on either side of the line) to safely construct, operate and maintain the line.

Example of a 230kV h-frame structure compared to other types of power poles

Project Details

Proposed Map Route


Construction timeline:

After holding open houses and getting feedback from the community, we plan to submit an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) by September 2024. We expect a CEC hearing will follow shortly after that. APS is expected to begin construction in November 2024 to accommodate a scheduled in-service date of 2027.

We want your input

Public Open House:

We want your input. Please join our project team at our in-person public open house on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Bagdad Community Campus, Bozarth Meeting Room, 700 Palo Verde Road, Bagdad, AZ 86321 (map). You will have the chance to learn more about the project, ask questions and provide input.

Virtual Open House

Visit our virtual open house here.

Project Contact:

Anna Chaulk
Siting Consultant
Project Phone Number: 520-261-4390

How power gets to you

The illustration below shows how energy is delivered to you, including how it is generated, transmitted long distances and finally distributed to your homes and businesses.

How electricity gets to you diagram

Thank you for providing valuable input that helps us serve your area with safe and reliable energy now and into the future. 



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