Tucson, Ariz. – A public hearing for a proposed Tucson Electric Power (TEP) transmission line in central Tucson has been delayed until early next year to allow time for discussions with project stakeholders.
The Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee’s public hearing for TEP’s proposed Kino to DeMoss-Petrie (Kino-DMP) 138-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Project, originally scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 13, has been rescheduled to begin Feb. 7, 2022. That date remains subject to change at the discretion of the committee’s chairman.
The Kino-DMP project will help TEP reduce outage times while serving the growing energy needs of midtown customers. It will allow the retirement of 46-kV facilities developed decades ago to serve a less-dense community of smaller homes with evaporative coolers and lower energy needs. The 138-kV project will add much needed capacity that supports economic growth and allows increased use of rooftop solar power systems and electric vehicles.
The proposed line will connect TEP’s Kino Substation, near South Kino Parkway and East 36th Street, to a proposed substation just west of Banner-UMC and TEP’s DMP Substation near West Grant Road and Interstate 10.
The company’s application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility will be considered by the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee in a public hearing that will include opportunities for public comment. The committee’s decision regarding this request will then be forwarded to the Arizona Corporation Commission for review.
More details about the project are available online at tep.com/kino-to-demoss-petrie. The website will be kept up-to-date with any changes, and TEP will provide additional communications about the project as the new hearing date nears.
TEP provides safe, reliable electric service to more than 433,000 customers in Southern Arizona. For more information, visit tep.com. TEP and its parent company, UNS Energy, are subsidiaries of Fortis Inc. (NYSE: FTS), which owns utilities that serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. For more information, visit fortisinc.com.
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