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Morrow Flat Substation and Transmission Line Improvement Project
Morrow, Gilliam and Umatilla counties, Oregon

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) decided to construct a new 230/115-kilovolt (kV) Morrow Flat Substation approximately 1.5 miles east of Boardman. The 17.5 acre substation will be located in an area zoned for industry adjacent to existing BPA transmission lines. Once energized, the project will help serve increased energy demand from existing development, food processing plants, and new data centers in the Boardman area.

Construction of the substation requires reconstruction of steel structures within a mile of the substation on two transmission lines. As part of the project, BPA would also need to make improvements along the McNary-Boardman and the McNary-Jones Canyon 230-kV transmission lines for operational safety. These improvements may include reconfiguring hardware on existing structures, regrading the ground beneath the transmission lines or replacing steel structures.

CURRENT STATUS:
BPA completed the environmental analysis, which was documented in a categorical exclusion in summer 2014.

CONTACT:
For environmental information, contact:
Gene Lynard
Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist
Bonneville Power Administration - ECT-4
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR  97298-3621

For project information, contact:
Charla Burke
Project Manager
Bonneville Power Administration - TEP-TPP-1
P.O. Box 61409
Vancouver, WA  98666-1409



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Toll-free:
Direct line:
Email:



800-622-4519
503-230-3790
gplynard@bpa.gov


800-622-4519
360-619-6173
cmburke@bpa.gov

DOCUMENTS:
SCOPING
Scoping comments received
Public Letter         (11/20/2013)
Project Map          (11/07/2013)
Comment Form    (11/20/2013)