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Quincy Transmission Expansion Plan

 

Grant PUD’s Quincy Transmission Expansion Plan takes a proactive approach to managing the county’s power system. The plan includes projects that will increase electrical capacity in the Quincy area to meet future energy needs. Click the buttons in the graphic below to learn more about the projects.

Engaging the Community
Quincy 230kv Transmission Improvements Project

- Columbia to Mountain View transmission line -

- Monument Hill to Rocky Ford transmission line -

- Monument Hill Loop #1 -

- Monument Hill switchyard -

 

Wanapum-Mountain View 230kv Transmission Line Project

32-mile transmission line from the Wanapum switchyard to the Mountain View substation in Quincy

 

Quincy 230kV Transmission Improvements Project

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Information shared at the open houses:

Overview:


Grant PUD is proposing to build three new transmission lines and a switchyard in Quincy. These projects will improve electrical capacity and resiliency in the Quincy area.

Columbia to Mountain View:

This new line would connect the existing Columbia to Rocky Ford 230kv transmission line to the existing Mountain View substation, located on the west side of Quincy and just north of SR 28.

 

Alternative 1

Columbia to Mountain View Alternative 1

Alternative 2

Columbia to Mountain View Alternative 2

Alternative 3

Columbia to Mountain View Alternative 3

Monument Hill to Rocky Ford:

This new line would connect the existing Columbia to Rocky Ford 230kV transmission line to a proposed Monument Hill switchyard northeast of the intersection of Road 11 NW and Road O NW.

 

Alternative 1

Monument Hill Alternative 1

Alternative 2

Monument Hill Alternative 2

Alternative 3

Monument Hill Alternative 3

Alternative 4

Monument Hill Alternative 4

Monument Hill Loop #1:

This new line will complete a 230kV transmission loop that will provide a second transmission source to existing and future substations in the east Quincy area. The line will begin and end at the Monument Hill switchyard and will improve reliability and maintenance flexibility.

 

Alternative 1

Loop 1 - Alternative 1

Alternative 2

Loop 1 - Alternative 2

Alternative 3

Loop 1 - Alternative 3

Study areas:

Quincy Project Area Map

Need and community benefits:

To keep up with growing demands for electricity, Quincy’s power grid needs greater capacity and redundancy, with more connections to local power sources like the Wanapum Dam.

The Quincy Transmission Improvements Projects would add greater capacity and redundancy to the Quincy power grid. This allows us to continue providing reliable power to homes and businesses, even as demand grows. A more redundant system allows for maintenance activities and ensures the power stays on for businesses and homes during outages.

 

What’s happening now?

Grant PUD held public meetings in February 2022 to share route alternatives and asked for input from the community. We are considering public feedback and technical information as we evaluate alternatives and recommend preferred routes to the Grant PUD Board of Commissioners.

We expect the preferred routes to be selected in spring 2022. The project team will then conduct an environmental review under Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act.

Timeline: 

Quincy Timeline

How will Grant PUD evaluate the route alternatives?

We will consider the following factors:


  • Input from community members and stakeholders, such as elected officials, agency partners, residents, landowners, farmers, and local businesses.

  • Likelihood of impacts to properties, the environment, and natural and cultural resources.

  • Opportunities to use existing corridors, minimize length, and reduce overall costs.

  • Opportunities to minimize time between design and start of service.

Wanapum to Mountain View 

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Comments

Click here to provide your comments about the Wanapum to Mountain View 230kV Transmission Line Project


Information shared at the open houses:

Overview:

Grant PUD is proposing to build a 32-mile, 230kV transmission line from the Wanapum switchyard to the Mountain View substation in Quincy. This project will bring more electrical capacity to the Quincy area.

 

Alternative 1

WMV - alternative 1

Alternative 2

WMV - alternative 2

Alternative 3

WMV - alternative 1

Alternative 4

Monument Hill Alternative 4

Mountain View Substation map

Need and community benefits:

To keep up with growing demands for electricity, Quincy’s power grid needs greater capacity, with more connections to local power sources like the Wanapum Dam. The new transmission line will provide that connection, increasing electrical capacity and helping Grant PUD continue to provide reliable power to homes and businesses as demand grows.

This project is part of Grant PUD’s larger Quincy Transmission Expansion Plan that takes a proactive approach to managing the county’s power system, increasing electrical capacity to meet future energy needs.

What's happening now?

Grant PUD is hosting public meetings in February and March 2022 to share route alternatives and ask for input from the community. We hope you’ll join us! We will consider public feedback and technical information as we evaluate alternatives and recommend a preferred route to the Grant PUD Board of Commissioners.

We expect the preferred route to be selected in spring 2022. The project team will then conduct an Environmental Assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act and will also prepare an environmental checklist under Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act.

Timeline:

How will Grant PUD evaluate the route alternatives?

We will consider the following factors:


  • Input from community members and stakeholders, such as elected officials, agency partners, residents, landowners, farmers, and local businesses.

  • Likelihood of impacts to properties, the environment, and natural and cultural resources.

  • Opportunities to use existing corridors, minimize length, and reduce overall costs.

  • Opportunities to minimize time between design and start of service.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Quincy Transmission Expansion Plan (QTEP)?

Public Utility District #2 of Grant County’s (Grant PUD’s) Quincy Transmission Expansion Plan (QTEP) takes a proactive approach to managing the county’s power system. QTEP includes projects that will increase electrical capacity in the Quincy area to meet future energy needs.