[10/5/16] Chelan County PUD On Board With New High Voltage Transmission Line

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Chelan County PUD Commissioners gave their nod for continued participation in planning and design for a new high-voltage line to be built in a joint venture with Douglas and Grant County PUD’s and Bonneville Power Administration.

Chelan County PUD Commissioner, Randy Smith, told KOZI that the nearly $18 million project has been on the radar since 2004…

100516 PUD Transmission Line 1 :36 “…ahead a long time.”

Smith says the project is aimed at reducing current lines and preparing for future growth…

100516 PUD Transmission Line 2 :31 “…outside of chelan county.”

The 230-kilo volt transmission line project comes with a price tag of $17.8 million with Bonneville picking up about 42% of the tab.

Chelan County PUD’s cut is estimated at $4.2 million.

Smith says all four partners will have the opportunity to opt-out after more precise cost estimates are finished- likely by next summer.