SRP Transmission Project Approved by ACC
Project Will Provide Critical Energy For Intel Expansion in Chandler
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) today voted unanimously to approve a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility for the High-Tech Interconnection Project (HIP), a proposed transmission project that will 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.
SRP, the City of Chandler and Intel worked closely over the last nine months to design a route that will minimize the impact of the necessary transmission lines on Chandler residents and businesses, while delivering on the overall needs of Intel.
“We appreciate the thoughtful consideration of the ACC to approve this very important project that will secure reliable power to Intel as the company continues to invest in Arizona,” said Zack Heim, SRP program manager. “SRP works closely with all our customers and cities to support growth as part of our economic development goals.”
Construction will begin in January 2022 on 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 vote follows a Nov. 10 recommendation by the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee on a route for the project.
More information about the project is at srpnet.com/HIP 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.