Glenwood Springs-Mitchell Creek Transmission Line Rebuild Project

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 and a portion was 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. This project will ensure continued safe, reliable electric service to our customers in Western Colorado. Replacement of the line is anticipated to begin in 2021. Learn more by visiting the project website