Irvington to Kino 138-Kilovolt Transmission Line and Kino Substation Projects
New and improved transmission resources for continued reliability.
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is building a new 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and substation, and upgrading existing facilities in the City of Tucson to strengthen electric reliability for customers and, in particular, to meet growing energy needs in the area around South Kino Parkway and East 36th Street.
The transmission line is the first of several system improvements designed to provide additional transmission capacity in the central portion of the Tucson metro area. Phase 1 will extend approximately 4 miles from TEP’s Irvington Campus to the Kino Substation, which will would occupy approximately 3.5 acres at the southeast corner of South Kino Parkway and East 36th Street.
Public Outreach Materials (Line Siting)
TEP has made continual efforts to educate members of the community and the public about this project through briefings and presentations with community leaders, public open house meetings, stakeholder workshops, newsletters and other channels.
System Upgrades near Kino and 36th (2020-2021)
In addition to construction of the new transmission line and new substation, TEP crews will be perform system upgrades in the area of South Kino Parkway and East 36th Street. These improvements are part of TEP’s continual efforts to strengthen electric reliability for customers and prepare for the future energy needs of our community. Traffic controls and other safety measures will be used during the duration of this work.