Washington Substation 115 kV Project

Project Description

TID is proposing to build the Washington Substation at the northwest corner of the intersection of South Washington Road and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in unincorporated Stanislaus County, California. The proposed project site is owned by TID and is currently used as a storage yard.

The objective of TID's proposed project is to continue maintaining power system reliability as growth continues to occur on the west side of Turlock and enable electric distribution demand to be moved from Commons Substation which will alleviate congestion on TID’s sub-Transmission (69 kV) System. Without constructing the proposed project, there will be insufficient capacity on existing facilities to serve TID’s projected load growth.

Use of the proposed project site would eliminate the need to expand or construct new transmission lines as existing transmission facilities can serve the substation.

Washington Substation Project Map


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  • Aerial View of Project
  • Mitigated Negative Declaration
  • Notice of Intent to Adopt MND
  • Project Schedule

    The total duration of the construction period for the proposed project is 9 months, but actual construction activity would occur according to substation equipment delivery schedule and weather conditions over a period of approximately 18 months.

    As with any construction project, delays due to weather conditons, un-anticipated construction issues or other concerns may delay the project start and/or completion schedule. This proposed timeline is subject to change at any time.

    Review and Comment Period

    The comment period for this project begins on Thursday, June 23, 2016 and ends on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

    TID encourages members of the public, non-governmental groups, and interested federal, state and local agencies to review and submit comments on the project during the comment period.

    Written Comments

    All written comments shoud be directed to the following TID contact person:

    Ms. Janis Scott
    Senior Electrical Engineer
    Turlock Irrigation District
    P.O. Box 949
    Turlock, CA 95381-0949

    or via email at Substation@tid.org