Estimated Length: 1.5 miles
Voltage: 230 kV
Estimated Cost: $14.8 million
Estimated In-service Date: Spring 2020
The Avery Substation Project
Xcel Energy is proposing to construct the Avery Substation and Transmission Line project. The project consists of:
The Avery Substation will occupy approximately 10 acres and contain an equipment enclosure, transformer, capacitor bank and switches to support the distribution feeders. The project has a target in-service date of spring 2020. A Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) was filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on March 13, 2015. Pursuant to Colorado Senate Bill 07-100 requirements, the CPUC approved the CPCN application on May 13, 2015.
Public Service Company of Colorado held an open house meeting on August 24, 2016 and has been taking public comments since then. The public comment period has officially closed as of October 31, 2016. However, there will be another chance for the public to get involved when public hearings are scheduled and hosted by Weld County and the Town of Windsor. Those dates will be posted here as soon as they are available. For the 0.5 miles of transmission line in Unincorporated Weld County, the Weld County Planning Commission Continuance Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m., Hearing Room, Weld County Administration Building, 1150 O Street, Greely, CO.
The new Avery Substation will enable us to better serve existing and new load in the vicinity of Timnath, Severance and Windsor caused by growth of these communities along the Interstate 25 corridor. Avery Substation will assist in providing back up to the existing Cobb Lake and Windsor Substations, which are reaching their capacity. It also will provide reliability to our existing and future customer load.
Power for the proposed 1.5 mile 230-kV transmission line will be provided by interconnecting the existing Platte River Power Authority’s (PRPA) Timberline-Ault 230-kV transmission line. This connection will supply the proposed Avery Substation with the electrical supply needed to power the distribution feeders serving the immediate communities.
Principal Agent, Siting and Land Rights
Area Manager, Community and Local Government Affairs
We'd welcome your feedback!
Thank you for visiting Xcel Energy. You have been selected to participate in a brief customer satisfaction survey to let us know how we can improve your experience.
The survey is designed to measure your entire experience, so please look for it at the conclusion of your visit
This survey is conducted by an independent company MaritzCX, on behalf of the site you are visiting.