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Siting Laurie A. Woodall J. D. K.R. Saline and Associates, PLC KR Saline and Associates 160 N. Pasadena Suite 101 Mesa AZ 85201 W 480 610 8741 M 480 415.

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1 Siting Laurie A. Woodall J. D. K.R. Saline and Associates, PLC KR Saline and Associates 160 N. Pasadena Suite 101 Mesa AZ W M Transmission Development

2 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC 2 Transmission Planning Technical and Environmental State or Federal Siting Utility, regional and federal transmission planning- Western Area Power SWAT Corridor Wk Group Getting it all together. –Identify fed state other planning initiatives –Identify existing corridors and potential –Identify issues associated with development. –Working on a Roadmap for transmission development for WGA.

3 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC So many lines, so many siting cases!! 3

4 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC Public Processes: Ensuring Meaningful Input Notice of Hearings Location of Hearings Voluntary outreach by applicants during environmental processes Public input during environmental process is advisory- not dispositive. Very specific NIMBY issues can deflect attention from broader siting issues which impact more people. 4

5 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC Issues Hearings more complex 3 units at PVNGS sited in 2.5 days units ( not built) sited in 1 day Case 138 Aug days, 17 interveners Case 148 Aug 09 8 days 6 interveners More complex hearings likely More involvement by individuals and interest groups to participate as parties. Greater pressure re: NIMBY issues Increased urbanization results in projects closer to residents 5

6 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC Issues cont. Methods of participation in siting hearings –Intervention –Limited Appearance –Public comment (AZ Open Mtg Law) 6

7 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC 7 ACC regulated utilities held workshops to develop ways transmission projects can be identified, constructed and financed in a manner which will support growth of renewables in AZ. ACC regulated utilities took the work of AZ Renewable Task Force and SWAT Renewable Task Force s and identified the top three renewable transmission projects in their respective service territories. Each ACC regulated utility, alone or with others developed plans to identify future renewable transmission projects and development plans and propose funding mechanisms to construct the top three renewable transmission projects. These plans and proposals were filed with the ACC by October 31, 2009, and will be discussed in the 6 th Biennial Transmission Assessment. Utility Compliance with Commission BTA Decision 70635

8 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC 8 Proposed Renewable Transmission Corridors

9 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC RTTF corridors/Proposed lines 9

10 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC 10 WestConnect Plans WestConnect: utility companies in the southwestern United States, working collaboratively to assess stakeholder and market needs and develop cost-effective enhancements to the western wholesale electricity market. Review of following plans show status of transmission planning in WC footprint.

11 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC DRAFT WestConnect Plan Summary Transmission Project Categories Transmission Projects PlannedConceptual Estimated Cost (2009 $M) New Lines ,053 Transformer Substations Other projects TOTAL ,558

12 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC 12 DRAFT Planned Lines by States in WestConnect Area State No. Line Projects Total Miles Estimated Cost (2009 $M) Arizona701,5381,620 California ,627 Colorado19 1, Nevada6 4601,021 New Mex Texas South Dakota0 0 0 Wyoming Multi-State51,5201,534 TOTAL1475,968$ 6,997

13 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC 13

14 Mesa, AZ N. Pasadena, Suite 101 K. R. Saline & Associates, PLC Questions? 14


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