A public information open house was held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 regarding plans to construct a new high-voltage 69kV electric transmission line in Boulder City. Information was presented about the project background, schedule and preliminary design plans to the public.
The section of the Boulder City 69kV transmission line that serves distribution substations 1, 4, and 6 are not looped. A component failure in this section of the line could cause three substations (about half of the City's electric load including the business district) to be without power until the component can be repaired. There is a potential for such an outage to last several days, even weeks, as Boulder City may have to wait for items to be brought in from out of state. By constructing the 3.1 mile long 69kV loop line, there will be increased reliability in the electric system in Boulder City.