Arizona Public Service Company (APS) is in the early stages of determining a route for a new 69 kilovolt (kV) electric substation in downtown Phoenix.
completion date: Site location 2018, substation complete 2021
reliable and adequate power for the vibrant and growing downtown Phoenix
electric system serving downtown Phoenix is made up of multiple substations and
power lines. These substations are located in residential and commercial areas.
The loss of any one of the 69kV lines or substations may result in power outages
in the area until repairs can be made. Outages are often a result of powerful
storms in the area or even vehicle accidents. Adding new facilities will
improve reliability and help ensure APS has adequate power available to meet
the electrical needs in the vibrant and growing downtown area.
maintain reliable electric service and accommodate future load growth, APS
plans to add a few new substations in the downtown area over the next several
years. APS’s initial and more immediate need is to acquire a one-acre property
for a new substation in the area roughly defined as 7th Street to Central Ave,
Fillmore Street to Moreland Street. This new substation will require new 69 kV
power lines to connect into the existing electrical system currently serving
the area. These power lines will connect the new substation to the existing 69
kV overhead power lines along Roosevelt Street.
your input is important to aps
important component of this process is to gather input from residents, tenants,
property owners, businesses, and community organizations within the study area.
A set of three open houses are schedule and will allow members of the public
and all interested parties to join APS and talk one-on-one about the need and
benefits of the project, and provide input on potential sites for the project
as well as architectural design elements.
Following the first set of
open houses, APS will evaluate the input gathered and analyze potential
locations for this new substation. After the data has been analyzed, APS will
hold a second round of briefings to share information and discuss possible
alternatives with local jurisdictional leaders and affected stakeholders. We
anticipate multiple meetings and several public open house events before
finalizing the site selection.
public open house events
invited to a public open house to learn about APS's plans to power downtown Phoenix's
continued growth with safe, clean and reliable energy:
Tuesday, February 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at
the Roosevelt Community Church, 924 N. 1st Street
Friday, March 9, from 7 to 9 a.m. at MonOrchid,
214 E. Roosevelt Street
Thursday, March 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Virginia
G. Piper Auditorium, 550 E. VanBuren Street
Throughout the planning process, this webpage
will be maintained with the latest information. Question or comments on the Project can be
directed to Kendra Lee, APS Program Manager at 602-371-7872 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your feedback.