SRP to Host Live, Online Open Houses for the High-Tech Interconnect Project in Chandler
Salt River Project (SRP) will host two live, online open houses for the public to learn more about the High-Tech Interconnect Project (HIP), a proposed transmission project that is required to provide reliable power to the recently announced expansion of Intel’s Chandler campus.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the open houses will be held virtually. The live, online open houses will include an informational presentation and responses to questions received via email prior to the event. SRP will also set aside time to respond to questions during the open house. All attendees need to pre-register for the LIVE ONLINE event.
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. SRP worked closely with the City of Chandler to develop route alternatives that will minimize the impacts to nearby communities.
The public process will culminate with a hearing before the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee. A final decision on whether to grant a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility for the project will be decided at an open meeting of the Arizona Corporation Commission.
SRP has also posted a virtual open house to the project webpage that can be viewed on demand, 24 hours a day at srpnet.com/hip.
The live, online open houses will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 24 and Wednesday, Aug. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. To reserve an open house time slot, please visit srpnet.com/hip for details and instructions or call (855) 584-1484.
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SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 750,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.