To learn about power line and transmission projects, please call Salt River Project (SRP) at 602-236-2872. The Town encourages all residents to become involved in SRP's public processes to gather resident input.
Abel-Moody 230,000 Volt Power Line
The Arizona Corporation Commission granted Salt River Project (SRP) permission to build the Abel-Moody 230 kilovolt power line along Ryan Road. The high voltage line alignment begins at the Moody substation at Recker and Pecos roads, extends south along the Union Pacific Railroad, east on Ryan Road, south on Signal Butte Road and follows the Union Pacific Railroad to the Magma Railroad into the Abel substation at Judd and Attaway roads.
The project was first introduced to the public in June 2008. Since that time, open houses, jurisdictional meetings, and public meetings have been conducted, and comments have been taken by SRP. Queen Creek Town Council and staff contended during this time that the high-voltage line should be built along Germann to Meridian roads, placing the line in areas of Town that are zoned for industrial use and impacting the least amount of residents. Construction of the line is expected to begin in 2016.
Morcom Loop 69,000 Volt Power Line
SRP has announced plans to build the Morcom 69,000 volt (69kV) line from Hunt Highway, north on Ellsworth Road and connecting to the future Morcom substation, a quarter mile south of Riggs Road.
Due to the downturn in construction activity, it will be several years before the line will be constructed. 69kV lines are typically 65 feet tall and built on a mix of steel and wood poles. For more information regarding the siting of the Morcom Loop, please contact SRP at 602-236-2872.
SRP Task Force
The Salt River Project (SRP) Task Force was created to gather information concerning the power line siting process and to develop recommendations for consideration by the Town Council. The original task force was convened in March 2005 and completed its work in November 2005. At that time, the task force compiled a report with specific recommendations for consideration by the Town Council.
The role of the SRP Task Force is advisory, meaning the group has the opportunity to provide guidance to the Town Council concerning SRP power line and substation siting and design. The group also advises the Town Council concerning notification of SRP construction of such facilities and works to implement the recommendations of the original task force.
To express interest in becoming a member, please complete a Notice of Interest form.