Contact: Connie Kacprowicz, Communications & Marketing Supervisor
Ryan Williams, Assistant Director
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
Monday, July 15, 2013
ColumbiaCity Council Meeting
meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
701 E. Broadway
City Council Chambers
Columbia Water & Light needs to build new transmission lines in the southern part of our community to meet electric needs and meet federal reliability standards. The transmission lines will connect the new Mill Creek substation on Peach Court with existing substations. Transmission lines move energy from where it is produced to substations, which lower the voltage for distribution lines to carry the power to homes and businesses.
After gathering input from those living in the area, three possible routes to run the lines were developed: Options A, B, and B2. A survey was available from November through January to gain perspective on the selection criteria and the most favorable route. Seventy-six percent of survey respondents selected Option A as the best route for the transmission lines. Both the Water and Light Advisory Board and Columbia Water & Light staff are recommending to the City Council that they select Option A.
Before deciding the final route for the electric transmission lines, the Columbia City Council will hear comments from the public. The City Council will also decide if the lines should be built overhead or underground. Once these two items have been decided, Columbia Water & Light will do the final transmission line design and develop the final costs of the project.
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