Facilities

The Eugene to Medford Transmission Line is a 137-mile, 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between PacifiCorp’s Meridian Substation near Medford and PacifiCorp's Spencer Switching Station south of Eugene.
Under Review/Operating. On January 2, 2018, the Department received preliminary Request for Amendment 4 (pAMD4) of the Eugene to Medford Transmission Line Site Certificate (provided in link below). The Department is currently performing a completeness review of the pRFA and will notify the certificate holder whether the request for amendment is complete within 60 days after receipt of the pRFA [in accordance with the OAR 345-027-0063(2) requirements for Type A review]. Following the Department’s completeness determination, a complete version of AMD4 will be posted to the website. A public comment period will be initiated following the issuance of the Department's Draft Proposed Order (date TBD).

Th
e pAMD4 requests Council approval for the following primary components: expansion of the site boundary from approximately 23,975 to 24,463 acres; decommissioning of an existing 115 kV transmission line; construction and operation of a new 17.6-mile 230 kV transmission line to be double circuited with the existing 115 kV transmission line; a new 500/230 kV substation (Sam’s Valley substation); upgrading of the existing Grants Pass substation to accommodate the termination of the new proposed 230 kV transmission line; reconductoring a 4.9-mile segment of existing 230 kV transmission line; and, substantial modification of existing access roads.

The c
omponents included in pAMD4 would be located within Jackson and Josephine counties, and the City of Rogue River. Map
Eugene, Lane County, through Douglas County to Medford, Jackson County. Map​
Applicant/Certificate holder: PacifiCorp (dba Pacific Power)
ODOE contact: Katie Clifford
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: John Aniello
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Project Amendment(s)

  
Description
  
01/03/2018
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Project Timeline

  
Description
  
10/30/1981
08/20/1982
12/21/1982
07/15/1988
07/15/1988
06/07/1990
06/26/1990
06/26/1990
10/05/1990
10/26/1990
10/26/1990
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Exhibit Files Reference

  • Exhibit A: Applicant Information 
  • Exhibit B: Project Description
  • Exhibit C: Property Location and Maps
  • Exhibit D: Organizational Information
  • Exhibit E​: Permits Required
  • Exhibit F: Property Ownership 
  • Exhibit G: Materials Analysis
  • Exhibit H: Geology and Soil Stability 
  • Exhibit I: Soils
  • Exhibit J: Wetlands
  • Exhibit K: Land Use
  • Exhibit L: Protected Areas
  • Exhibit M: Financial Analysis
  • Exhibit N​: Non-generating Facility Information
  • Exhibit O: Water Requirements
  • Exhibit P: Fish Wildlife Habitat 
  • Exhibit Q: Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals
  • Exhibit R: Scenic Aesthetic Values 
  • Exhibit S: Cultural Resources
  • Exhibit T: Recreational Facilities 
  • Exhibit U: Public Services
  • Exhibit V​: Waste Minimization 
  • Exhibit W: Site Restoration
  • Exhibit X: Noise 
  • Exhibit Y: Carbon Dioxide Emissions 
  • Exhibit Z: Cooling Towers  
  • Exhibit AA: EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Exhibit BB: Other Information
  • Exhibit CC: Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
  • Exhibit DD​: Other Specific Standards