Golden Valley 230 kV
Increased electrical system reliability
UniSource Energy Services, is planning to build a new 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and substation in Mohave County near Kingman and the Golden Valley area. The Golden Valley 230kV Transmission Line Project will improve service reliability by replacing aging equipment and provide greater electric capacity to accommodate a projected 5-35 megawatt (MW) increase in peak energy demand over the next decade in the area.
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) must give final approval for UNSE to construct and operate the project. UNSE filed an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) in March 2021.
Beginning Monday, April 26, 2021
The Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee will review UniSource’s CEC application at a public hearing beginning Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 1791 Sycamore Ave. in Kingman, Ariz. A public comment session will be held on April 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
For public health reasons, the public is encouraged to attend the hearings and comment session virtually. A Zoom link will be posted on this webpage up to 24-hours in advance of the hearing. You also can call (520) 745-7111 for details on how to listen to the proceedings via telephone.
Click here to view the complete notice of hearing.
Regulatory Review & Approval
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Process
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), acting as lead federal agency, prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Golden Valley 230kV Transmission Line Project as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Six route alternatives were identified through an extensive public outreach process initiated in 2007 that included input from area residents, landowners, business owners and government agencies. The EA identifies Alternative E1 as the BLM’s preferred alternative.