Kino to DeMoss-Petrie 138 Kilovolt Transmission Line

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is developing plans for a new transmission line that will strengthen electric reliability for customers in central Tucson and help satisfy growing energy needs in our community.

TEP is identifying a route for the Kino to DeMoss-Petrie (Kino-DMP) 138-Kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line, which will connect the Kino Substation to the DeMoss-Petrie Substation and interconnect with the planned UA North Substation.

TEP has identified preliminary routes that could be combined in various ways to form route alternatives. TEP will use public input to identify up to three alternative transmission line routes in its application to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), which must approve the route before the line can be built.

Public outreach remains an important part of TEP’s planning process. TEP encourages neighbors and other stakeholders to share their comments using one of the public participation methods listed below.

Virtual Open House Meeting

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 6-8 p.m.

To watch:
A livestream link will be placed here shortly before the meeting

To listen:
Call 1-253-215-8782, enter meeting ID number 830 8654 2901 and press #

To submit a question during the meeting:
Call 520-918-9206 or send a text message to 520-302-5527

TEP will provide a project update, then respond live to as many questions as possible. A recording of the livestream and responses to all questions received during the event will be posted on this page.

Project Details


Public Outreach Materials

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Answers to Questions about Underground Electric Lines

Most of TEP's electrical facilities are installed above ground, but some lower-voltage distribution lines are installed underground. To learn more, please review answers to frequently asked questions about the potential underground installation of transmission lines and distribution lines.