One of Xcel Energy’s electric transmission lines that provides power to Glenwood Springs runs 2.25 miles between the Glenwood Springs Substation (northeast of the Glenwood Hot Springs pool) and Mitchell Creek Substation (northwest of the Glenwood Meadows shopping center). This line was originally built in the 1940s, with a portion rebuilt in the 1960s. We have determined this line must be rebuilt because it has reached the end of its useful life. The line will be rebuilt to current design standards that include additional measures to reduce wildfire risk. When finished, this project will help ensure continued safe, reliable electric service to our customers in Glenwood Springs and western Colorado. Work to rebuild the line is currently scheduled to begin in Fall 2023.
To learn more, please visit our project website: XcelEnergyGlenwoodRebuild.com.