PG&E seeks community feedback on new routes
LOCKEFORD — PG&E will seek community feedback during two public open houses today at the Lockeford Community Center, 19258 North Jack Tone Road, from 10 a.m. to noon and another session from 4 to 7 p.m.
The project, formerly known as Northern San Joaquin Power Connect, includes connecting PG&E’s existing BrightonBellota 230 kV transmission line into PG&E’s Lockeford Substation.
The proposed project also involves building a new 230 kV double circuit transmission line from PG&E’s Lockeford Substation to a new 230 kV switching station on Thurman Street in Lodi.
“This proposed project is key to support the growing needs of the region’s expanding economy. As we continue working with regional stakeholders, we look forward to sharing potential transmission line routes to develop the best project possible for customers in the area,” said Dave Meier, senior manager of PG&E’s Stockton Division.
PG&E will continue to engage the community throughout the development of the project, as the project team works to identity a proposed and alternative route for the project. Based on the current timeline, it is anticipated that the project will be submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in 2020.
The CPUC, the state agency with jurisdiction over the routing of transmission projects of this type, will conduct additional environmental review and provide opportunities for public comment. The CPUC has jurisdiction and final approval over the project, including the route location. Residents who are unable to attend the open houses can obtain more information on the project website at pge.com/northernsanjoaquin.