Hearings for SRP Application for High-Tech Interconnect Project to Begin on Nov. 8
Project to Provide Reliable Power to Intel Expansion in Chandler
Salt River Project submitted an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) for the High-Tech Interconnection Project (HIP), a proposed transmission project that is required to provide reliable power to the recently announced expansion of Intel’s Chandler campus.
The $20 billion Intel expansion is reported to be the largest private investment in Arizona history and will be a major economic boost for Chandler, the region and the state, providing thousands of new high-paying jobs.
The Intel expansion will require SRP to build a new 230-kV substation on Intel’s campus, as well as new 230-kV transmission lines connecting the campus to two existing substations.
The ACC’s Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee will review the application at public hearings beginning at 1 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Hilton Phoenix Chandler located at 2929 West Frye Road, Chandler, Arizona, 85224. The hearings will also be available to view online or by phone. Visit srpnet.com/HIP for information.
Public comment will be taken in a special evening session beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 via phone, Zoom or in person. Public comment may also be taken at the beginning of each hearing day.
The hearings will continue on Nov. 9 through Nov. 19, if necessary, starting at 9 a.m. each day (please check azcc.gov for hearing start times). There will be no hearing on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Following the hearings, the siting committee will issue or deny the certificate, which requires final approval by the ACC.
The public hearing and public comment session will follow Centers for Disease Control, as well as state and local, guidelines addressing COVID-19.
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